Since Tuesday March 17, the French have been forced into confinement in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus. A measure which can unfortunately take on the appearance of a nightmare for child victims of violence. In these exceptional circumstances, Adrien Taquet, Secretary of State for Child Protection, calls everyone to redouble their vigilance. In a statement published on the website of the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, Wednesday, March 18, the politician reminds how important it is to dial 119 if you are a witness "same hearing, even in doubt" child abuse. "The 199-Allo Enfance en Danger Service has activated its business continuity plan to ensure that listeners remain active, essential for identifying situations of danger or risk of danger for children.", can we read.
Emergency procedures are maintained
Obviously, this reminder also applies to the victims themselves. "The call, free from all phones, does not appear on any telephone statement", it says. If the courts are closed to the public, permanence is always assured in the event that protective measures are urgently required. "Provisional placement orders will be made by the courts to ensure their protection. The reception of these children will be ensured by child protection professionals, whose mobilization should be welcomed in this time of unprecedented health crisis", continues Adrien Taquet, before emphasizing that the necessary hearings will indeed take place.
Finally, it is essential to know that other child protection associations stay tuned in this period of confinement. The Ministry of Solidarity and Health cites in particular La Voix de l'Enfant (01 56 96 03 00), Blue Child – Abused Children (01 56 56 62 62), Colossus with feet of clay (07 50 85 47 10), then Stop maltreatment – Childhood and Sharing (0 800 05 12 34).
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