A child is considered to be a true gift to any individual or couple. Nurturing a child and watching them grow is seen as a blessing and a great opportunity through which to love and care for a persona and help they become the best that they can be in the future. It is seen as the parents’ responsibility to nurture and protect the child and give them the adequate love and attention that they may need.
However, it is also important to realize that society itself too, plays an important role in the growth and development of the child, especially mentally.
There are many ways in which society can and should intervene with the life of a child, when they see that the child is not being provided the safe and loving environment that they deserve, and is in fact being subjected to violence or abuse.Firstly, it is crucial to establish whether the child is in fact in unsafe conditions, as if one involves themselves in an exclusively family matter trumping no ‘social justice’, then one may themselves be subject to legal proceedings due to their involvement.
However, if it does come to light that any child in your neighborhood or vicinity is being subjected to any form of abuse or unfair treatment, that they are assisted by any person who happened to witness it.
One may be able to inform the local authorities such as the police, of any ill treatment of a minor. Similarly, it is also suitable to inform child care services of the abuse, and engage them in action. They will in turn employ child custody lawyers and the backing of the legal system to try and assist the minor.
Furthermore, it is also the responsibility of any other person who witness any distressing conditions the child may be facing. If for example the parents are going through divorce proceedings, the divorce lawyers Sydney themselves, if witnessing the abuse, may be under an obligation to get child care services involved. In fact, child care services should be at hand from the beginning itself, if in fact the court rules that neither parent may be suitable to have custody of the child/children.
What is significant and necessary to be realized is that when it comes to the situation of a minor, it is not sufficient for any party to witness any abuse or ill-treatment and convince themselves that it is none of their own business. Many a child are unable to escape their negative circumstances due to no outside help being received. It is the responsibility of each and every member in society to ensure the safety and protection of any child, be it a child of a loved one or a neglected child wandering the streets.