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Press Boosts CAS
October 11, 2005 permalink
Here is a case of the news media uncritically repeating the statements of Children's Aid. The reporter did not examine any of the names or case files of the 13,000 children reported nor the 6,000 investigated nor the 847 cases of abuse or neglect, because they are all secret. He could not determine how many of the cases were the result of a false or frivolous accusation. The reporter also did not attend court hearings in child protection cases, because as in the case of Anne the courts exclude the press when they suspect an unfavorable article might ensue.
THE MISSISSAUGA NEWS
Ribbon sales will fight child abuse
Joseph Chin, Oct 11, 2005
Last year, Peel Children's Aid responded to more than 13,000 calls from the community about children who might be in need of protection. About 6,000 of these calls needed to be investigated and 847 cases involved a child severely abused or neglected.
These grim figures were revealed by local authorities as they kicked off October's Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Ontario.
"These statistics clearly demonstrate that child abuse and neglect still exists in our community," said Paul Zarnke, executive director of Peel Children's Aid.
During October the agency is encouraging community leaders, organizations, students and the public to buy and wear a purple wristband or ribbon to demonstrate your desire to end the abuse. More than 15,000 wristbands have already been distributed to over 100 schools in Peel.
Ribbons cost $1 and wristbands cost $2. They can be ordered at www.peelcas.org or by calling 905-363-6131, ext. 1155.Everyone needs to be involved in keeping children safe and healthy, says Zarnke.
"With the community's support, we can shine the spotlight on the importance of children and their right to a safe and secure childhood free of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect," he said.
Source: Mississauga News