Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Who should protect children with disabilities? Everyone.

NSW Council for Intellectual Disability is the very active peak NSW body for people with intellectual disability. The blog they started about a year ago, addresses important current matters concisely and directly direct. The latest, a guest post by Sally Robinson was published yesterday:

Protecting children is everyone's business!
Guest post by Sally Robinson, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability (blog), 13th October 2015
"Protecting children is everyone's business" - It is especially worth thinking about how much really goes into making the protection of children and young people with intellectual disability everyone's business. 
Sadly, research and experience show that in the lives of too many children and young people with disability, there is a reluctance on the part of many people to make it their business to help keep children safe, or to step in to prevent or stop harm from occurring. 
The horrifying statistic that children with disability are over three times more likely to experience abuse than their peers without disability should give us all pause ...

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