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.