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Reporting Of Child Abuse Cases Hindered By COVID-19 Impact

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic is making it difficult for victims of abuse to report their ill-treatment.

That’s the word from Jemma Azille-Lewis, who’s the Coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit of the Social Welfare Division Azille-Lewis says it has been a challenging period for both victims and her unit.

 

Due to social distancing protocols, Azille-Lewis noted that their outreach to homes has been restricted.

The Child Abuse Prevention Unit has responded to these challenges with innovative ways of reaching victims.

Coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit of the Social Welfare Division, Jemma Azille-Lewis

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