Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Major Abuse of Children in Youth Care Homes

Children in foster families and Youth Care Homes are three to four times more often victims of sexual abuse than children who live at home. For children who are slightly mentally retarded the figure is ten times as high. Half of the children interviewed, who were victims of sexual abuse, refuse to name the perpetrators in answer to an anonymous questionnaire. These are findings of a not yet published report by researchers from Leiden University, ordered by the Samson commission of inquiry.

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