The Shippensburg Chronicle: Pa. Family Support Alliance predicts child abuse reports could increase this fall

Throughout the pandemic, many children were socially isolated and remained in environments where they were not safe. “Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a situation where children were confined to their homes, and for some, that meant they were continually subjected to abuse and neglect,” said Angela Liddle, CEO and President of Pa Family Support Alliance. “When schools closed to protect children and their families from the coronavirus, we saw reports to ChildLine diminish. As we look toward the fall, child welfare professionals are preparing themselves for a dramatic increase in reports since children will once again be back in the presence of mandated reporters.”

From The Shippensburg Chronicle, October 21, 2021

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