Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia (FACAA) is a not-for-profit organisation that will end child abuse in Australia.

Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia works in three ways:

  1. We provide counselling and psychiatric services to survivors of child abuse as well as life coaching and job search training if needed. In order to heal them and break the cycle of child abuse once and for all.
  2. We advocate for improvements to child protection laws, as well as appropriate penalties for perpetrators of child abuse.
  3. We offer fully funded martial arts tuition to survivors of child abuse in order to help them break the cycle of child abuse.

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Founder, F.A.C.A.A.

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The fight to end child abuse is about protecting kids, not the desire for vengeance !

Every single FACAA needs to take 4 minutes out of your day to read this, it will open your eyes wide ! Then share it on your timelines so everyone can read this, it's that important !

The whole topic of child abuse, in any form, is sure to stir up a lot of emotion in most people. Some have their own direct or indirect experiences that make them angry, sad, re-traumatised or a mixture of all of these and other things. Some people of course, have no real experience of abuse but still have their own very valid and valuable opinions to share.

One common thread is anger at the abusers, at the paedophiles, the negligent parents, the outright abusive parents and caregivers, the abusive siblings, teachers, sporting coaches, clergy, or whoever those abusers may be.

We often see people comment on threads with calls for a death penalty, for prison justice and also sadly, for vigilante type attacks. Sadly? Hang on, what do I mean "sadly"? Are we not after all Fighters Against Child Abuse?

Yes, we most certainly are fighting against child abuse, and fighting to ensure that survivors and their families are adequately supported through the court process and beyond, or through their own personal journey if there is no legal process taking place for them. That, right there, is why I use that term in relation to the calls to violence often seen and heard when the conversation turns to child abuse.

Yes, I will not for a moment deny that when I found out what had happened to my beautiful children, I felt like killing the monster who had torn away their childhoods, destroyed their innocence and so drastically changed the entire course of their lives forever. If I had followed through with that however, I would have been causing my children a great deal more pain. I would have most likely been jailed at least for a short time, at a point in their lives when they really needed me with them. I also would then have sentenced them to a lifetime of feeling that they were responsible for the death of a person, and for the subsequent legal battle faced by their mother.

Harming the abuser in a physical sense does not help anyone, other than those who are against us ever having an offenders register in Australia of course. The more violence perpetrated against offenders in society, the more threats levelled at offenders, the greater the argument for secrecy, for protecting the very people who prey on our children.

We cannot allow ourselves to be brought down to that level, as much as our every fibre may scream for revenge, we need to hold ourselves above that wherever possible, for the sake of the future safety of all Australian children.

We have previously said that what the offender fears most is having their deeds brought out of the darkness of secrecy and into the light of social awareness. That is what we will continue to fight for, to make sure that these abusers are not given the protection of secrecy and anonymity beyond what is necessary to be in keeping with the law. We cannot afford to become law breakers ourselves, this issue is far too important to give into selfish desires and whims.

Only those offenders who can be legally named should be named of course, but if there is any way forward at all we must be prepared to do it the right way, to chip away at legislation, to promote social awareness and support, and to always act with integrity. This fight is not about us and what we would "love to do to that scumbag" it is about protecting Aussie kids, now and well into the future. (GE)

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RIP Chester Bennington, sadly even seemingly having the world, can’t always fill the hole left in the heart by child abuse.

This is why FACAA are fighting for child protection... Just think about it... Even someone as rich and famous as Chester couldn't outrun his abuse as a child... Finally, sadly leading to his suicide...

Bennington struggled with drug and alcohol addiction at various times during his life. He said he had been sexually abused as a child and was homeless for months before the band found fame.

And now we have lost yet another music legend, he has apparently ended his life, a life that knew only too well the pain of child abuse and the subsequent pain of addiction. Chester turned a shocking past into a future of inspiration and hope for millions worldwide..... but sadly that past eventually caught up with him....

No, this is not an Australian story, but Chester's story is all of our stories. It is a story of child abuse shattering dreams, then using that pain and that torment to drive you forward to live new dreams... to fulfill new goals.

Chester Bennington best known as the lead singer of the supergroup Linkin Park died with the world at his feet, with legions of fans and millions of album sales.

His story starts like so many of our stories a simple upbringing, a child of a hard working father, eventual divorce. With dreams of becoming a rock star and singing in his favorite band the Stone Temple Pilots (a dream he fulfilled !)

But sadly, out of nowhere an older friend decided to use the seven year old Chester as his sexual experimentation. Scared to speak out for fear of being called gay, Chester kept it all inside. Already picked on and bullied Chester would grow like so many of us into an angry rage filled young man, but he wouldn't turn to outward violence but instead to writing drawing and self medication.

Chester's father was a sexual assault squad investigator in Phoenix Arizona. When Chester told him about his abuse his father naturally wanted vengeance and justice for his son but Chester found out that his abuser was himself a victim of a sexual abuser.

Chester's compassion was so great he called off his father and his detectives, he felt for his abuser and told his father that he had suffered enough.

Later in life Chester would reflect openly on how much the abuse he suffered affected his life and drove him to self medicate with drugs and alcohol. He would go on to battle these addictions over and over again.

Sadly Chester has lost his battle with these addictions and his demons, even with his millions of fans, his catalogue of incredible music and his wife and 6 gorgeous children, he could not overcome his past.

Chester Bennington's story is all of our stories, his pain is one we have all felt and had to battle against. He summed up the pain and anxiety of dealing with child abuse and drug addiction brilliantly in his songs. "Crawling"

Crawling in my skin
These wounds they will not heal
Fear is how I fall
Confusing what is real
There's something inside me
That pulls beneath the surface
Consuming, confusing
This lack of self control I fear
Is never ending, controlling
I can't seem to find myself again
My walls are closing in
(Without a sense of confidence)
(I'm convinced that there's)
(Just too much pressure to take)
I've felt this way before so insecure

Rest in Peace Chester Bennington, sadly even having the world can't always fill the hole left in the heart of someone abused as a child. (A)

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Robert Whitehead, convicted child rapist, was re-hired to work on the "Puffin Billy railway" once released from prison. He then went on to rape children for another 30 years.

Whitehead died when he was aged 84. He had pleaded guilty to 24 charges ranging from sexual penetration, indecent assault, and false imprisonment involving six boys.

That's six boys that they know about, the police who arrested him in 2014 believed there were many, many more young boys who were raped by Whitehead.

Whitehead was first convicted and jailed in 1959 for child sex abuse. Almost immediately after his release Sir Murray Porter, a friend of Whitehead's father and a minister in the Bolte governemtn, successfully lobbied the state's railway chiefs to give Whitehead a second chance. Their re-hiring of Whitehead was a fateful and life-changing decision for at least six young boys.

Once Whitehead was re-hired based on Sir Murray Porter's recommendation, the Victorian Railyway authority gave him a long term lease on old railway buildings at Brighton Beach and Taradale in country Victoria.

It was these buildings that Whitehead used to rape the boys, he called them his "initiations" into the railway "fraternity."

Whitehead was able to consistently abuse children for decades between 1959 and 1990 – and well into the 2000s, he remained an influential figure at the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre and was able to mix freely with children.

"He [Whitehead] told me he had protection. That he was royalty," said Smithers one of his victims, who was indecently assaulted by Whitehead at Puffing Billy in the Dandenong Ranges in the early 1980s. "[He said] there was no point in me saying anything because no one would do anything."

Detectives did not launch an investigation into Whitehead until 2014, after Wayne Clarke told them of the sadistic abuse he'd suffered as a 13-year-old at the disused Taradale station Whitehead leased from the government. Police searched their records, but could find no mention of the once physically imposing railway man.

This did not seem that unusual until Whitehead's siblings asked police if they were aware of their brother's stint at Melbourne's notorious Pentridge Prison in 1959. That sentence had been imposed after he was convicted of abducting and molesting a boy scout. The news came as a bombshell for both the detectives and Whitehead's victims.

The fact that the police could not find any information on Whitehead or his leases came as no shock to his victims. He would frequently tell them that he was "royalty" and they believed him because in the railways, it seemed, Whitehead could do no wrong.

He was appointed train controller at Melbourne's busy Spencer Street station and was among the state's most senior volunteer rail officials. The position won him the admiration of boys and the respect of their parents.

As Whitehead rose through the ranks, his 1959 conviction was forgotten. This could just be due to the passing of time however, we at FACAA can't help but be sceptical about the apparent lack of police records regarding Whitehead's activities at North Williamstown's Australian Railway Historical Society in 1976 and Puffing Billy a decade later.

Both organisations had other paedophiles in their ranks at the same time as Whitehead, and Whitehead's behaviour was the subject of a number of complaints to police.

In an email to Victoria's police chief commissioner, Graham Ashton, Clarke has asked for an explanation as to why sex crimes detectives in 2014 could find no records of any of it. .

"I can only think that he has had one or a handful of people on the inside looking out for him for some reason," Clarke said.

Bill Elms was one of those who had complained. He recalls making statements to police about Whitehead's frightening sexual abuse in the 1980s. Elms, who works in Victoria's railways, said years later he tried to tell a senior manager about Whitehead but was told to keep quiet or risk losing his job.

Elms' mother, Alice, said in the 1980s, she had repeatedly told Puffing Billy's long-serving president Lon Wymond about Whitehead's predatory behaviour. No action was taken. At the time, Whitehead was secretary of the Puffing Billy board.

Whitehead was booted out of the Puffing Billy organisation in 1990, around the same time as Wymond was replaced as president. No reason was given for his expulsion and no one reported Whitehead to police. This allowed him to move on, and he became an influential member of Seymour's historical rail society during the 1990s and 2000s.

Wymond, who received an Order of Australia for his Puffing Billy work, died in 2010 and cannot answer questions.

Whitehead victim John Smithers said Wymond did not react well when he tried to complain about Whitehead's abuse of him at Puffing Billy in the 1980s.

"Wymond told me that how dare I say such things about such a great man as Whitehead and that I'd better keep quiet if I wanted to go anywhere in the Puffing Billy movement," Smithers said.

Smithers, who still works for Victoria's railway department, said Whitehead did not forget his complaint, and had enough influence in the department to exact revenge. .

"I was in at the old head office building in Spencer Street and had got a school-leaver position to be trained as a driver. But then Whitehead saw me in the office and went in to talk to the men who had just offered me a job, and all of a sudden the job was gone. I'll never forget Whitehead standing on the stairwell above me saying: 'I told you that you should've bent over for me'.

"He was a bastard," Smithers said.

We at FACAA would like nothing more than to see a full public apology from the board who run "Puffin Billy" . It is quite clear that at the very least someone protected a child rapist. At the very worst .....

Officials, ministers, board members... the list goes on of those who horrifically and deliberately messed up, and the end result is young boys were raped over a 30 year span.

Even the boy scouts had the sense to life ban Whitehead once he was convicted of raping one of their members. Why on earth did a minister fight to get Whitehead his job and subsequently the buildings he raped his victims in ?

Why did the board members threaten victims and those reporting Whitehead's abuse into silence ? Why would they fire someone and then simply let it go when they heard Whitehead say "I told you you should have bent over for me" ... Was it such common behaviour that no one batted an eye lid ?

This case raises so many questions, but at the end of the day at least 6 young boys were raped thanks to officials who actively and deliberately guarded a child rapist.

Not good enough Puffin Billy board, an apology to Robert Whitehead's victims is well overdue ! (A)

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PENRITH FACAA BE AWARE ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING !

A man has been charged over the attempted kidnapping of a child at Penrith on Wednesday.

It's alleged the man entered a playground of a shopping complex on High Street just after 2.30pm and attempted to walk out with a two-year-old girl, police said.

He was stopped by her parents.

The man, who was not known to the girl, left the shopping centre and police were alerted.

Police officers attended the scene and spoke with the parents and witnesses, and viewed CCTV from the area.

Following inquiries, officers attended a Penrith home about 8.30pm and arrested a 41-year-old man.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with take a child away with intent to remove from parental control.

The man was bail refused and was due to appear in Penrith Local Court on Thursday, July 20.

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Paul Mills former teacher jailed for grooming underage girls online and collecting child exploitation material.

SHARE HIS FACE, HE IS ALREADY FREE !

Back in 2013 school teacher Paul Edward Mills or "Mick Horney" as he was known online, was caught knowingly grooming a 14 year old girl and possessing child exploitation material FEATURING CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 3 YEARS OLD !

Well, he believed it was a 14 year old girl he was chatting with online, but after being caught in a conversation with a 15 year old girl where he groomed her quite heavily, US law enforcement set him up with an undercover officer posing as a naive 14 year old girl.

During the conversation the undercover officer repeatedely told "Mick Horney" that she was under the legal age of consent and that she was sexually inexperienced. He in turn told the undercover officer that he was a school teacher and that he wanted to give her "homework" to do, and several other much more vulgar requests.

Mr Mills then asked the officer, (who he believed was a 14 year old girl), to get a microphone so he could listen to her masturbate. He even told her to look in her mother's top drawer for her sex toys which he wanted to hear her using on herself. Remember, this was a school teacher.... seriously sick!

The conversations continued until the US authorities knew they had more than enough to get a guilty verdict and when they did, all the information was sent to the Australian authorities.

Once the Australian authorities served a search warrant on Mr Mills' home, they found over 850 images of child exploitation material on his hard drive.

At the time of his arrest and all throughout his trial he insisted that he had done absolutely nothing wrong, because he thought that 14 years old was over the age of consent. This is clearly just a lie he is using to try and get out of prison time, every teacher (which he was at the time), knows the legal age of consent. It's part of their training.

Honestly, did he also expect us to believe he thought the 3 year old children in his collection of child exploitation material were of legal age ? The excuses child abusers use never fail to disgust us.

In this case, the NSW Department of education acted in the correct manner. He was suspended with pay as soon as he was charged, then once he was found guilty he was hit with a complete firing and then life banned from ever being re-hired by the NSW Department of Education.

However, due to our current archaic working with children check system being entirely state based, there is absolutely nothing to stop him being hired to work with children in another state or territory.

So for the crime of grooming a child and possessing child exploitation material, featuring children as young as 3 years old, Mr Mills was given a 9 month sentence and a good behaviour bond of 3 and a half years.

Yes, we know that is absolutely pathetic, but it gets worse... as usual. Not long after he was sentenced his lawyer successfully argued that he should have the information on his case, including his image, suppressed. Only now has the suppression order been lifted, which is why we can share this story.

Sadly we must admit he is already out and free. Hence why we are saying share his face everywhere. This "man" felt absolutely no remorse for his crimes and still claims he committed no crime, still holding onto that absolute lie that he didn't know a 14 year old was legally underage.

DId he not know the 3 year old in his collection of child exploitation images was underage as well ?

He feels no remorse, he feels no guilt, we would not be surprised if he struck again. Please share his face everywhere, so at least people will know who he is and FACAA members will not be caught out by this monster's lies and deceptions.

Make no mistake about it, Paul Mills or "MIck Horney," feels no remorse for his crimes and if he wasn't caught he would have never stopped !

Safeguard your kids, make sure you know EXACTLY who they are talking to onlline... at all times ! (A)

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Please share this video, these self defence techniques may just save a life. ...

Self defence video from FACAA and Hyper Fit training ! Please enjoy the latest self defence instructional video from FACAA and Hyper Fit training ! Sharyn Leanna HYPER Fit Training came to FACAA with an idea to teach our members simple, easy to follow and quick to learn self defence techniques. Her idea was to present them in quick videos that can be shared everywhere so everyone can learn and benefit from them. In this video we go through some common assault scenarios, the techniques are quick, effective and the goal is escape nothing else. The techniques are designed to be used by a physically weaker defender on a physically stronger attacker (please note gender does not come into play as males, females and trans gender people are both victims and attackers). The goal of all of these self defence videos is to escape !, they are not to knock the attacker out or break an arm they are all designed with one goal in mind and that is to escape and get to safety ! These techniques are taught by Adam to kids at KMA Champion Martial Arts Liverpool so feel free to teach them to your children 🙂 , the style they are taught from is Hapkido, a self defence based martial art taught to Adam by his instructor Master Fari Salievski. If you enjoy this type of training we strongly recommend you find a martial arts school near you and get on the mats ! We believe that every child should know how to defend themselves and should you want to know of a good school near you, let us know where you live and we will let you know if there is a FACAA approved school near you ! These techniques are meant to be for instructional purposes only, we know they are not the only techniques out there and we get that they may not work for everyone. They are designed to stop the "Deer in headlights" phenomenom that some people go through when they experience an assault. Please share these videos everywhere, they may save a life one day. If you like them or have any suggestions on how to improve them please let us know. If you have anything specific you would like us to show you please just ask. We hope you enjoy the video Adam and Sharyn #FACAA #ProudFACAA #HyperFit #SharynLeanna #SelfDefence #Video #Technique #FightBack #AntiViolence #DefendYourself #GuardiansOfTheInnocent #VoiceForTheVoiceless #HopeForTheHopeless #ChildrensChampion #EndingChildAbuse #RaisingAwareness #HealingSurvivors #ChangingLives #ChangingLaws #WeWillFight #StandUP #DoSomething

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Eden Kane “allegedly” kidnapped a 3 year old girl from her bed because, “he felt sorry for her.” He also told one senior police officer that, "The Devil made him do it".

A court has heard that Eden James Kane climbed through a window of a Childers home and snatched the girl in the early hours of April 10th, 2014.

Last week he has finally faced court, the court heard he wanted police to shoot him dead when they initially arrested him. Kane was found in his car with all of his possessions because he said that his home town of Childers had "too much heat".

Kane is charged with entering a dwelling at Childers at night with intent on April 10, 2014, unlawfully taking a child, and unlawfully detaining the child at a property on Rainbows Road, South Isis, between April 9, and April 12, 2014.

The young child mysteriously turned up in showgrounds near her home 48 hours after she went missing. The court was told she was cleaned and showered during her ordeal. Upon hearing this information read out in court her mother shook uncontrolably with rage.

We at FACAA could only imagine the sheer torment her parents endured while she was missing. We hope that Eden James Kane (if found guilty) receives the harshest sentence possible.

Sadly in QLD the maximum sentence for kidnapping a child under the age of 16 is a pathetic 7 years. If he had committed the crime over the border in NSW it would be from 14 years to 25 years behind bars, but sadly QLD's kidnapping laws are grossly inadequate and vastly unjust.

No child should ever have to endure being kidnapped, no parent should ever have to endure having a child missing. When this little girl's brave 7 year old siblings first raised the alarm that their little sister was missing, the hell that everyone involved endured must have been indescribable.

There is a lot of evidence that Mr Kane danced naked outside on the night of the kidnapping (before the crime was committed), that he spoke of the devil making him do it, that he admitted to taking her, but only because he felt sorry for her.

All of this behaviour is erratic and downright disturbing to say the least, but don't be suckered into an insanity defence. Don't let him make you believe he should be let off because he "listened to the voices."

Little 3 year old girl from Childers, we can only hope you have overcome your trauma. You'd now be around 6 and in school. If anyone knows her or her family please let them know that we have the FACAA Phoenix program available to her and her direct family.

If Eden Kane is found guilty we would like to think he gets the just sentence he deserves. Sadly according to QLD law that is not likely to happen, but we can hope that this case highlights the flaws of the QLD legal system and helps us bring change to the laws to at least bring them into line with the other states.

7 Years as a maximum sentence, QLD law makers fix this now before another child is kidnapped ! (A)

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Neville Towner raped and murdered 4 year old Lauren Hickson. He was sentenced to life with no chance of parole, but now he may be released on parole in just 2 months time.

SHARE IF YOU THINK HE SHOULD STAY BEHIND BARS !

Once again our legal system has let us down, a monster who raped and murdered innocent 4 year old Lauren Hickson had his file marked "Never to be released" and yet here we are with the NSW parole board about to set him free.

A sadistic killer who raped and murdered a four-year-old girl could walk free later this year despite the girl's parents' desperate pleas to keep him behind bars.

Neville Towner sexually abused Lauren Hickson, smashed a rock over her head and drowned her in a creek in Emu Plains in Sydney's west in 1989.

Lauren's parents, Jurina and Derek Hickson, have now been told by the State Parole Authority it intends to set their daughter's killer free after serving 28 years.

Imagine getting that letter in the mail, "Hi just letting you know the man who raped and murdered your daughter, you know, the one we said we would never let out... yeah well.... we are going to let him out and if he goes off and rapes and murders another innocent little girl well that's not our fault for, because we are completely above the law.... have a nice day ... Sincerly NSW Parole board" (Obviously not the contents of the letter Lauren's parents received, but it may as well have been).

On Tuesday, Towner's parole application was adjourned until September after the parents made a formal submission against his release,

However, the parole board did not adjourn it because of consideration for the parents. They adjourned the parole hearing because they need time to consider what to do with Towner when he is released. Where he can be housed, what parole conditions he needs to meet such as an ankle bracelet and that sort of thing.

The authority will stand over the hearing and discuss options about Towner's release and concerns over his 'extensive institutionalisation', according to the paper.
Towner could still be a free man in a matter of months unless the parole authority overturns its decision.

The fact they chose to say "unless the parole authority overturns it's decision, tells us that their decision is already made. They have already decided to set him free despite all the experts saying he should never be released, they feel they know better and will be doing so unless we the people, can convince them otherwise !

So how do we do that ?

Well we share this post everywhere, we get this picture on everyone's timeline saying loud and proud that WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT CHILD RAPISTS AND MURDERERS BEING SET FREE !

This will make a huge statement, if we can get thousands of people sharing this picture, it will tell those in power that we have had enough of their crap ! We are sick to death of seeing child murderers and rapists walking the streets as free people !

What else can we do ?

We can sign this petition

www.change.org/p/urgent-no-parole-for-4-year-old-lauren-hickson-s-rapist-and-murderer

We at FACAA didn't start this petition, but it says everything we want said, so we ask all our wonderful FACAA ARMY to please sign the petition and share it with everyone you know.

With this poster and that petition going viral on social media we know we can make a statement so loud those in power will not be able to ignore us !

So please help us stop this monster from being released ! Share this poster, the story that goes with the poster has the link for the petition in it ! Share them and lets show Lauren's parents they are not alone in their pursuit of justice for Lauren.

Let's stand together and stop this monster's release, if we fail at least he will know that the FACAA will be watching him !

Our parole boards are a pathetic joke ! Time, after time, after time, they let these monsters go, they let child rapists and murderers roam free from prison and for what, because they deserve freedom ? ..... RUBBISH, THE MOMENT THEY RAPE OR MURDER A CHILD THEY FOREGO THEIR RIGHT TO LIVE AMONGST SOCIETY EVER AGAIN !

We are sick and tired of seeing child rapists set free, only to have them rape more children, and what happens to the parole boards who went against expert's advice and set them free ???

Not a damn thing... and we know we are not alone in feeling this way! We know you the FACAA are as sick of this as we are !

So stand with us ! Share this post everywhere ! Let everyone on your friends list know loud and clear that you do not want this monster to be set free !

Neville Towner raped and murdered innocent 4 year old Lauren Hickson and he was NEVER TO BE RELEASED.

Now they are trying to set him free...

Stand with us ! FIGHT with us !
Share this poster everywhere and sign the petition !

He raped and murdered a 4 year old girl, he must NEVER be given the opportunity to do it again, he must never be released, ever ! (A)

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A child’s right to safety is far more important than a parent’s right to visitation.

I often find myself reading through discussion forums and the like, where people discuss things like relationships, parenting, and other family related issues.

These open forums are such a great idea; we often say ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, and this is the kind of support that almost anyone can be a part of giving.

For the most part I find that questions are treated with compassion and respect.

Then someone raises a concern about their child’s safety whilst in the care of the other parent, and all hell breaks loose.

Suddenly it becomes a war of words between parents, step-parents, and significant others, about what ‘women / mothers always do’, ‘men / fathers always do’, and what step-parents should or shouldn’t do.

When did it become offensive to worry about your child, even if it is about the little things? Isn’t that just part of being a parent?

As I read through these conversations, I always picture a small child standing amidst a group of angry adults, meekly raising a shaking hand for attention, as they point and shout above, oblivious to the cowering presence between them.

Often it seems that everyone is so preoccupied with their own hurt that they forget about the actual child in question.
Thinking of the child they miss, the child they struggle with, or the child they were, they overlook telling details about family violence and neglect in the real life of the child whose parent is reaching out for help.

Anecdote after anecdote about how fathers / mothers / payees / payers / step-parents / custodial parents / non-custodial parents ‘always’ get the raw end of the deal because the system is biased in favour of whoever 'won' in their particular story.

Meanwhile, the concerned parent is left second-guessing their protective instincts.

Often survivors of family violence, they are already in a vulnerable position. Their abuser has convinced them that they are terribly flawed, and many times this is why they have asked for a second opinion.

Among the standard arguments I see regurgitated on a regular basis is the baffling idea that domestic violence should not affect parental rights unless the child in question was directly abused.

This is a disturbingly common misconception.

We have said it before, and we will say it again, research on the subject shows unambiguously that violence against the parent is harmful to the child.

Domestic violence is child abuse, no matter how you slice it, and perpetrators of domestic violence pose a risk to their children, particularly after separation, even if they have never directly abused them before.

Parents’ rights groups have so successfully argued against denying access under any circumstances, that children are placed at risk of harm rather than infringe upon the ‘rights’ of either parent.

Have we forgotten that parenting is a responsibility far more than it is a right?

Children are people, not property.

Even in situations of abuse, protective parents are warned against being ‘that kind of parent’ (who denies contact), and I wonder how it is that people have been convinced to condemn parents for doing their job.

I’ll be clear here - nobody is denying that there are situations where children are kept from their parents unfairly – but before we jump onto that bandwagon, let us not be blind to the fact that every abuser will tell you that their case falls into that category.

Yes, these are highly emotional subjects, and they can be triggering for a lot of people, but as always, the safety of our children must come before our personal biases. (JB)

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Common signs your child may be a victim of bullying.

With school going back soon we thought we would remind everyone about one of the most common yet most commonly overlooked forms of child abuse, bullying. Please note these are warning signs only. If your child is showing these signs it does not mean they are being bullied 100% but it does give you a good guideline to go off in order to look a bit closer as to what is going on in your child's school.

Make no mistake about it if your child is being bullied they are suffering from a form of mental and physical abuse that will have long lasting psychological effects and may leave lasting scars on your child.

Sadly even today a lot of schools still choose to ignore this massive problem or sweep it under the rug. We know of several schools who have told parents "it's not bullying, it's just kids being kids" ... WRONG ! If your child is being bullied then their school has a responsibility to ensure their safety and that responsibility is not currently being fulfilled.

Having said that, we also have a responsibility to our kids, to arm them with the knowledge they need, to empower them to stand up to bullies and to stand up for others being bullied too. If you have no idea how to do this consider taking them down to your local martial arts school that has a bully busters program and get them to have a chat with the instructors.

The main signs that your child is being bullied are.

- Unexplained physical injuries, bruises and scratches.

- Reluctance to go to school/discussion of hating school .

- Lower then expected academic performance.

- Refusal to discuss anything that happened at school .

- Bed wetting/altered sleep patterns/nightmares.

-Getting in trouble a lot more or acting out.

Yes these signs are very similar to any sort of trauma that children can go through, but they are quite school specific.

Should you find your child going through any of these signs contact your school immediately. Should they not solve the issue to your satisfaction do not be afraid to go to the next level above their heads. All too often people fear "causing a scene" or "standing out" but in essence it's your child's future at stake and that makes it worth doing.

The next level you can take a complaint to is the department of Education where you can lodge a formal complaint. We recommend you only do this after documented visits with the school principal and remember, always put things in writing and save a copy for yourself.

Also if possible keep a diary of all incidents, dates, times, students involved, who you or your child reported it to, what action, if any was taken and any resulting correspondence, emails or phonecalls. Don't count on your memory, a written record is much more reliable and will become more important if you have to take things further. Bullying can be an offence, an assault at school is still an assault and as such, if it becomes physical and you are not happy with the schools response or the Dept of Educations response, your next step may be the police. (A)

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