Friday, October 03, 2008

Ministry of Labour seeks to legally ban child abuse

The Polish Ministry of Labour wants to introduce a statutory ban on child abuse.

The Government Spokesperson for Disabled People, Jaroslaw Duda, said that changes in the law are needed in order to more effectively fight the abuse children.

According to the TNS OBOP research centre, 15 percent of Poles admit to using violence against children under age 18. The data shows that almost one-third of respondents know someone who uses violence against children. The data is similar regarding psychological violence.

Less than one percent of respondents admitted to using sexual violence against their child.

Poland has been shocked by a number of horrifying cases of incest and child molestation in recent days.
Note: You mean it has been legal up to now?