Friday 18 October, 2019

Strong condemnation of child abuse as toddler in ICU after beating

The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) has strongly condemned child abuse, following an incident in which a toddler was hospitalised at the Intensive Care Unit at the Wendy Fitzwilliam Paediatric Hospital due to a beating that ruptured her colon.

In a statement, the organisation noted that incidents of child abuse seem to be on the rise, and urged citizens to avoid leaving their children in the care of persons with whom they have developed new relationships if they are unsure of their feelings regarding acceptance of that child. 

Noting that the specific matter involving the two-year-old girl is under investigation, it acknowledged that while children need to be disciplined, abuse of such a heinous nature should never be practiced or tolerated.

The IWRN said it has in the past addressed situations involving the acceptance of existing children into new relationships and these can be challenging in the absence of proper guidelines and boundaries which must be established by the parent of that child.

IWRN President Sandrine Rattan said, “difficulty in accepting children when entering a new relationship is seemingly a bitter pill to swallow by many individuals in particular women; our organisation usually offers counselling and guidance to such persons in an effort to avoid hate and disgust towards children that are likely to be affected.”    

The organisation also invited those wishing to obtain advice or guidance in addressing issues that can negatively impact their relationship to contact the IWRN’s hotline at 283-0318.

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