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Cornwall Anti-Abuse Campaign
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."
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