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  1. Child Protection Bill of Rights-Encourages the fundamental rights of children regarding abuse. The “Bill” helps to focus on that perspective and is welcome to be posted on your information board.
  2. Recognizing the Symptoms of Child Abuse-This is designed to provide a check list of things to look for in order to identify children that may suffer from abuse.
  3. Bad Policy-Provides a review of responsibility and suggestions on how to recognize bad policy on dealing with child abuse.




Child Protection Bill Of Rights


•  The right to have any allegations of abuse reported to properly trained authority for investigation.


•  The right to be supported and believed when they come forward with abuse allegations.


•  The right for their families to warn anyone about a person who might en dan ger the children of others.


•  The right to grow and flourish in an atmosphere free of exploitation, abuse and neglect.


•  The right to be protected from materials adults consider harmful.


•  The right t o receive emotional support and counseling in overcoming deprivation or whatever distortion in his/her emotional, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth may have resulted from his/her early experiences.


•  The right to be greeted with a smile, treated with loving care, dignity and respect.


•  The right to be heard and to express their feelings without the threat of verbal or physical intimidation or abuse.


•  The right to live in a community in which adults practice the belief that the welfare of their children is of primary importance.


•  The right to say no.



The Silent Problem

Children become silentlambs when they do not tell anyone about sexual abuse because they:

Silence enables sexual abuse to continue. Silence protects sexual offenders and hurts children who are being abused. Sexual abuse is an extre mel y difficult and damaging experience. Today, there are many resources to help victims and their families. Children no longer need to suffer as silentlambs.

Signs of Sexual Abuse

Because most children cannot or do not tell about being sexually abused, it is up to concerned adults to recognize signs of abuse. Physical evidence of abuse is rare. Therefore, we must look for behavior signs. Unfortunately, there is no one behavior alone that definitely determines a child has been sexually abused.

The following are general behavior changes that may occur in children who have been sexually abused:

Specific Symptoms

Children who have been sexually abused frequently have specific symptoms:


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Bad Policy


  1. Investigation of abuse allegations by untrained personnel.
  2. Requiring two eye witnesses before a child is believed.
  3. Forcing the victim to face their molester and retell their story without police involvement.
  4. Before police investigate, informing a molester of the victim’s account of what happened.
  5. Maintain confidential records of child molesters without reporting the crime to proper authorities.
  6. Requiring silence from the victim about the abuse or face sanction from the institution.
  7. Not requiring parents or guardians to report all allegations of abuse to proper authorities.
  8. Encouraging institutional members to appear as character witnesses for child molesters in court.
  9. Allowing known molesters anonymity when they relocate to another community and associate with the same institution.
  10. Forbidding members of an institution from warning other members of a molester in their organization.