18.04.2012 - Four non-governmental organisations in
children's rights in the United Kingdom have written to
the government calling for an action plan to tackle sexual abuse
within the family.
It is estimated that in 70% to 85% of cases throughout Europe, the
abuser is somebody the child knows and trusts. Perpetrators
are in the family and community circle: relatives, family
friends or carers. Figures established by a UK based charity ChildLine, based on
the numbers of calls received about sexual abuse show that 59% of
perpetrators were family members.
NAPAC, NSPCC, Action for Children and the Lucy Faithfull
Foundation have written jointly to Children's Minister Tim
Loughton pleading the issue of intra-familial child sexual
abuse to be properly addressed.
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