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Speech on child abuse A five year old is sexually abused by someone she trusts. She knows it isn't right but he tells her

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Speech on child abuse A five year old is sexually abused by someone she trusts. She knows it isn't right but he tells her that if anyone knows they will think her disgusting. She takes this to heart. She begins to feel the need to scrub herself 'till she bleeds because she feels so dirty. She overdoses three times before she is ten because of the depression. Finally, after eight years of suffering in silence the girl and her mum move house. Her mum is so ill she needs care; so the girl does everything for her and looks after the house. She says she feels empowered. She now has something to take her mind off the abuse. Two years later the doctors say that she needs 24-hour care so she goes into a care home and the girl goes to live with a family friend. She is totally deprived of her mum. By now, she is about your age; by now she has spent over half her life being seriously abused; by now, she is so mentally scared that she has horrific nightmares about the abuse. She begins to think about whether anyone else knew, whether she deserved it or even encouraged it. She despises herself. ...read more.

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The lie ensures she moves to a new foster home, but she still doesn't eat. She can't climb the stairs, she is told her ankles are swollen because her organs are failing. She wants to lose more weight but she wants to live. She is told by her doctor that if she continues similarly, within a week she will be dead. She is only 17. Those are the long lasting effects that child abuse can have. Ladies and gentlemen today, I want to make you aware of the growing trend in child abuse. The word abuse is defined by the repetition of a harming action. There are four main types of abuse: neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse and physiological abuse. There is an apparent rise in child abuse. This is reflected in the cost of care this year. It has risen 7% since last year to �830 million. There are many, varied effects abuse has on children; they become afraid of adults; strangers, even those they once turned to, become frightening. This kind of phobia may mean those that were abused cannot get a job; they may become dependant on benefits. ...read more.

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Many children also love the person that abuses them and don't wish to get them into trouble. They LOVE them. They love the person that rapes them, that hits them, that scalds them. They love them. Love is defined as absolute adoration, the impossibility of thinking anything bad about that person. Is that then saying that children these days don't believe rape is wrong? That is awful. But still these abused children love that person. The person that forces them to smoke, to drink. That forces them to start an addiction that will ruin the rest of their life. They love the person that is killing their bodies, their minds and their innocence. A celebrity example is, Billy Connolly. He was sexually abused by his father; from a young age until he left home. He told no one about it until it came to writing his biography, 50 years later. His psychiatrist wife supported him, which gave him the courage to be open about it. It seems child abuse is becoming a worrying trend. Although, hopefully, now that people talk more and are more aware of the damaging effects of child abuse, that trend will be reversed and the amount of child abuse, not only reported but happening, will decrease. I believe that any other outcome is not acceptable. By Hannah Gibbs ...read more.

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