The Aftermath of Reporting a Child Being Abused in Scotland

by Jackie
(Glasgow, Scotland)

thought i was doing the right thing in reporting child abuse father was charge with neclect & child abuse they did not know it was me till they went to a panel and there socail work gave them my name & address,i do think this is unfair as now i would really think twice in doing it again,i know it is not fair on the child but then i think it was not fair on myself as my health got it thank you very much

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Dec 20, 2013
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I don't know what the laws are in Scotland about disclosing the name and address of someone who reported child abuse. But what I DO know is that if someone like you hadn't reported the abuse, it would still be going on. You may have saved a child by reporting, Jackie. Think about that for a moment. I mean, REALLY think about that. A child may still be alive as a result of you doing the right thing, something the child could not do for him/herself. A child has no voice. You became that much-needed voice. I hold you in such high regard for being that voice. Stay strong in the knowledge that you did good. REALLY good! I can only hope your story will not dissuade others from doing what needs to be done in such situations. Reach out for any help that may be available through the authorities if you feel you are in danger. I send you love, light and healing energy, Jackie. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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