Child Protection Week – How your child will feel if you dismiss their story of sexual assault

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It's a parent's duty to protect their child from any form of sexual violation, no matter who, what or where.
It's a parent's duty to protect their child from any form of sexual violation, no matter who, what or where.
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Can you imagine an eight-year-old finding the courage to tell their parents they are being sexually violated and the people who are supposed to be their carers and protectors blatantly accusing them of lying?

Well, this happens far too often, director of Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children, Dr Shaheda Omar tells Drum.

Many children suffer in silence after being raped, touched inappropriately, or being victims of sexual harassment, especially within the home or when it is someone close to the family.

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