No child should ever experience trauma, abuse, or neglect. As children, we have a limited capacity to protect ourselves, if at all. We are still developing physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Children cannot seek or find safety like adults can and are particularly vulnerable to abuse, neglect and violence.
This fact sheet explains how the best person to drive restoration is each survivor. Our role, in the system in which we work, may be better oriented to supporting survivors to work out what they really need, and then supporting their planning to achieve this. This is empowering, respectful and trauma-informed.
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