Parenting - Special Needs | 0-18 yrs

Are Disabled Children More Likely To Be Abused?

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Child abuse is a major problem globally. Unfortunately, disabled children are at a higher risk of abuse. While statistics do give us an idea about the magnitude of the problem, it is believed that children with disability are more frequently abused. 

Read our ClipBook to delve deeper into this issue and understand how to prevent a disabled child from being abused.

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