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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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Shock Rise in Child Sex Abuse in Greater Manchester

The number of child sex offences recorded by police in Greater Manchester rose to 3,210 last year – an average of nearly nine a day. 

Shock figures obtained by the NSPCC show police recorded crimes against children that included rape, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation. 

Across the UK, the total rose to a record 55,507 in 2015/16,
which was an average of 152 a day. 

In Greater Manchester 1,022 were recorded against children aged 10 and under, while 251 of these crimes were perpetrated against children four and under, some of whom would be too young to even attend primary school. 

The NSPCC believes a number of reasons could explain the dramatic increase: 

l Police forces improving recording methods; 
2 Survivors feeling more confident in disclosing abuse following high-profile cases; and 
3 Online grooming becoming a major problem with predators reaching multiple children. 

The total number of sex offences committed is unknown, as more children may not have come forward because they are frightened, embarrassed, or do not realise that they have been abused. 

To cope with the numbers of children coming forward the NSPCC is calling for specialist training for police investigating online child abuse, rehabilitation for child sex offenders, and investment in early intervention services to help children recover. 

NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless said: “This steep rise lays bare just how extensive this appalling crime against children has become, claiming multiple victims every hour, some of whom are yet to say their first word. 

Sexual abuse can shatter a child’s life and leave them feeling ashamed, depressed, or even suicidal. 

“Now, more than ever, victims need help as soon as possible to help them recover from their ordeals and go on to lead full and happy lives. Government must commit funds to early intervention that better help these children who through no fault of their own are enduring so much pain.”