Child Exorcism is child abuse

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    Andrew Gregory
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    Last week the Metropolitan Police Service announced that they have seen a 50% rise over the last 3 years in child abuse cases related to witchcraft. Still a less common form of abuse than many of us will see on a regular basis but do any members of the forum have experience in dealing with this issue?

    There was an interesting piece by Victoria Derbyshire involving a woman who was accused of being a witch as a child. You can see the interview here:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03v9jbm

    #367
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    Abigail Clay
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    This is a really interesting aspect of child abuse. This is a really useful website http://www.whrin.org/ which informs and acts to put people / organisations together for support. I would encourage colleagues to get in touch. They are very responsive.

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    Andrew Gregory
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    Thanks for the link. Not an organisation I have encountered before.

    I’ve just finished reading ‘The Boy in the River’ by Richard Hoskins: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15719113-the-boy-in-the-river

    The book reads like a novel but is sophisticated enough (and the author is expert enough) to make it more than a good story.

    It doesn’t make for easy reading but it has helped me to understand some of the background to belief in witchcraft and how it can result in child abuse.

    Dr Hoskins website is also well worth a look:

    http://www.richardhoskins.co.uk

    #374
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    Abigail Clay
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    I’ve got it on my kindle – thanks for the recommendation. I’ll let you know how I get on with it.

    #593
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    Sidrah Ahmad
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    I recently came across a documentary on faith abuse, the practice of exorcism & kindoki by Dr Hopkins.

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