Child abuse: display the badge, help break the silence

We have all seen the recent media stories about child abuse.

Child abuse is one of those things that we don’t like to think about, something we don’t talk about very much and when we do, often we feel uncomfortable.

But as we’ve seen time and again, that silence enables abuse. At BritMums we want to talk about it and break the silence.

Consider the hurt child who cannot find anyone to listen to them. Consider the adult, who feels like a frightened child whenever the memories creep in. An adult who perhaps has never told anyone.

How does it feel when a child speaks out and is not believed, possibly even by his or her own parents? How does it feel when an adult needs to talk, and feels scared of rejection, of not being believed, of the shame?

If you feel it’s time to break the silence and get the message out that children deserve to be listened to, believed and supported, please wear this badge on your blog.

We know some BritMums members are blogging about their experiences and views. If you’re blogging about abuse, link your posts up below.

If you know of a child who is at risk, are worried about one, or want to donate, visit NSPCC.org.uk.

125 x 125 Listen. Believe. Love.

BritMums - Listen. Believe. Love. Bloggers speaking out against child abuse

150 x 150 Listen. Believe. Love.

BritMums - Listen. Believe. Love. Bloggers speaking out against child abuse

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BritMums - Listen. Believe. Love. Bloggers speaking out against child abuse



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About Kate Davis-Holmes

Kate Davis-Holmes is a writer and blogger. She is married with 3 children. After obtaining a law degree from Cambridge University, Kate spent 20 years working in local and national organisations. She has experience of project management. media relations, events organisation, advice-giving and the facilitation of learning groups. Kate’s interests include bargain-hunting, reading, travelling and cookery. She has a passion for helping good causes and seeing women get a fairer deal in society.

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8 Responses to Child abuse: display the badge, help break the silence

  1. Jaime Oliver 02 November 2012 at 12:11 #

    Proudly displaying my new ‘against child abuse’ badge :-)

  2. michaela britton 03 November 2012 at 13:14 #

    Now displaying the badge x

  3. Kylie Hodges (@kykaree) 04 November 2012 at 13:41 #

    I’m so proud of Britmums taking up this issue. No one wants to think child abuse in any form happens, but it does. So thank you for giving us this badge and helping us use our voice.

  4. gaynor rees 06 November 2012 at 13:51 #

    So proud of brit mums child abuse is awful its a subject close to me as i was abused as a child i now have 3 children of my own and i always tell them they can always talk to me about anything they must tell me if ever anyone touches them i dont know how people can be so vile and hurt children in that way but thank you brit mums xx

  5. Delilah 27 November 2012 at 03:22 #

    Hey guys,

    I would love to display the badge but my blog is free form any slogans, logos at the moment and would like to keep it like that sorry. Trust me, have a look at the site, I don’t think it would suit it unfortunately =(

    Any I thought I’ll take some time to share with you guys about how my childhood abuse has affected my life, especially my adult relationships. I post regularly, about once a week and the blog is filled with humorous, insightful personal thoughts about my personal relationships. Warning though, it contains adult content. Have a read and let me know what you think on the site.

    http://suchislifeablog.blogspot.com.au

    Cheers,

    Delilah

  6. Sarah Walker-Bennett New mama Tips 19 June 2013 at 22:16 #

    Will display this proudly on my site xx

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