Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornwall Anti-Abuse Campaign

news_children_scared.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

8:00am 27th August 2012

Cornwall's NSPCC has backed a campaign urging children who are being beaten in their own homes, not to suffer in silence.

Childline says almost one in ten calls to its helpline last year was about physical abuse.

Figures show a quarter were still at primary school.

South-west spokeswoman Sharon Copsey tells Pirate FM the problem has got so bad that many children have said they have skipped school: "Just an example of one of the calls that we received; a young boy told us that over the years his mum had kicked and beat him, throttled him, threw him down the stairs and even pushed him into a scolding hot bath. For a long time he accepted that what was going on was normal.

"It's very difficult for children to find the courage to speak out. Often they don't recognised that they are being abused. We want to make sure that all young people recognise the signs of abuse, understand that it's not their fault and seek help sooner."

8:00am 27th August 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
icy road

PHOTOS: String Of Crashes In Cornwall

It's amid reports of icy roads across the Duchy

Most read
lorry stuck at pentewan

UPDATE: Narrow Cornish Road - Lorry Gets Stuck

It took almost 24 hours to move it at Pentewan

police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Mother jailed after plotting daughter's rape with paedophile

National News: A mother who plotted to let a paedophile rape her seven-year-old daughter has been jailed for nine years.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

The Killers to headline Hyde Park's BST Festival

Showbiz News: American indie-rock band The Killers have been confirmed as the final headline act for one of UK's biggest music festivals.

Syrian regime labels rebels' speech 'insolent' at first face-to-face peace talks

World News: Talks aimed at ending the war in Syria have begun with rebels and the government meeting face-to-face for the first time.

Hull's Ryan Mason stable after fracturing skull in clash of heads with Gary Cahill

Sports News: Hull footballer Ryan Mason is in a stable condition in hospital after suffering a fractured skull during the 2-0 defeat by Chelsea.

Finally! After years of trying, China celebrates ballpoint pen breakthrough

Strange News: China has finally produced its own fully home-produced ballpoint pen after years of trying to master the complex techniques involved in making the delicate tips.

Newer article

Cornwall's Eviction Rates Soar

Cornwall News: 430 possession orders dished out in a year

Older article

Surfing Cornwall-A

Cornwall News: People in Cornwall are asked to chart its history

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.