Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Monday, 8 December 2014

Child Sex Abuse a National Health Epidemic, Nearly 12m Victims in UK

There could be as more than 11 million victims of sexual abuse in the UK – constituting a “national health epidemic” – an expert appointed to a government inquiry has said.

Graham Wilmer, founder of the Lantern Project, said his estimation was based on “prevalence rates published by the government”, and he called for better support for victims.

He was appointed by the home secretary, Theresa May, as an independent panel member on the historical sex abuse inquiry, which has seen the resignation of two chairs and anger from some victims.

Graham Wilmer
Wilmer, an abuse victim himself, told Sky News: “There are potentially about 11.7 million victims out there at the moment who have not disclosed and many of those people will start to come forward in very significant numbers.”

“You are dealing with a massive, massive problem. From what we have seen, if you don’t provide the right level of support and intervention to support people when they come forward you see very significant health problems – mental health and physical health – which have a direct cost to us as a society.

We look upon child abuse and its impact now as a national health epidemic.”

According to Sky News, statistics show one in six boys under 16 have been sexually abused, while for girls the figure is one in four. The children’s charity NSPCC estimates that one in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused. I think NSPCC needs to update their numbers.

Meanwhile...
Greville Janner

Police have re-opened an investigation into former Labour MP Lord Janner. He has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a boy in the care home operated by Frank Beck, who was convicted of 17 counts of child sex abuse, but was suspected of abusing more than 200 children in his care.

During Beck's trial in 1991, several people alleged that Janner had a relationship with a teenage boy at the home. It appears that at least one other victim has come forward as well.

The investigation was shut down in the summer as the 86 year old Janner was revealed by his lawyers to have severe dementia. Police have re-started the investigation recently.