HOW TO EDUCATE YOUR CHILD ON BODY SAFETY: ONE PIECE TO THE PUZZLE
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Ukukhanya seeks to prevent abuse in all forms, but does not specifically work with sexual abuse, if you suspect a child of being sexually abused please contact PATCH: 0218526110 If you suspect an adult (over 18y) is being sexually abused contact RAPE CRISIS: 0218525620
Below you will find age-by-age suggestions for educating children about their bodies & child body safety, and empowering them with techniques to deter the threat of sexual abuse.
Indicators Of Child Sexual Abuse
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UKUKHANYA DOES NOT DEAL WITH SEXUAL ABUSE, IF YOU SUSPECT SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD CONTACT PATCH: 0218526110
Educating your children is the first step in preventing sexual abuse in children, read about this here.
Sexual abuse may result in physical or behavioral manifestations. It is important that professionals and the public know what these are because they signal possible sexual abuse. However, very few manifestations (e.g., gonorrhea of the throat in a young child) are conclusive of sexual abuse. Most manifestations require careful investigation or assessment.
Child abuse:- No. 38 of 2005: Children’s Act, 2005
The definition as contained in the Children’s Act is as follows:-
SEXUAL OFFENCES AGAINST CHILDREN IN TERMS OF THE No. 32 of 2007: Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act
Ukukhanya does not deal with Sexual Abuse. Sexual Abuse of an adult is dealt with by Rape Crisis Helderberg (Tel: 0218525620) and Sexual Abuse of a Child is dealt with by PATCH (Tel: 0218526110)
The below is an extract of the Sexual Offenses and Related Matters Act that defines sexual abuse under South African law. Continue reading