Red Cross 16 Days of Activism Story One | Alexander

 

A 10 year old boy was admitted to the hospital with skull fractures and bleeding on the brain after were referred for counselling. The patient was discharged back into the care of the mother after the child protection investigation was concluded. The father was granted bail even though the social worker he disclosed being physically assaulted by his father. After a social work investigation, a long standing history of domestic violence was reported.

The mother attempted on multiple times to leave the abusive relationship but always returned after the father apologised. A police case was opened the father was arrested. Mother and the children wrote to court to oppose bail. The mother works to support her children. The father has been given specific bail conditions to stay away from the family home and from his wife and children.

The mother and children are very fearful. The social workers provide monitoring but have limited resources.

* YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW HER NAME TO KNOW THAT SHE DESERVED A CHILDHOOD

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