im new here. It's 3 months from my two daughters disclosure. Both girls Aged 5 and 12.
Abuser being their 12 year old uncle.
I have started legal proceedings and I just feel lost. Im struggling with my emotions, blaming myself, anger towards him.
I'm in the UK has anyone dealt with legal proceedings for a similar age? I'm unsure if it will even get to court due to his age. Although police say he can be convicted here because he over 10. But what will the punishment be? It's been 3 months and all I know is that he's on bail. I haven't heard much else. When I contact the police to find out if there's an update I feel like im annoying them and they keep reminded me these situations take time. Im so glad I found this forum.
This was published 2015 but I just found it online. It is a guide with training info for advocates who serve families after a child reports a sexual assault or abuse. It gets a gold star for including information on supporting parents of sibling sexual abuse (starting on p. 46). There is a ton of info there I wish I had known sooner, and that I wish the people working with us had known...
I'm pretty sure my son's half sister (3.5) is being abused by the same boy (my son's stepbrother, her half-brother) who abused him (and at least 4 others, according to my son's caseworker). The boy still lives with my son's father, and therefore her; he was never prosecuted because of his age. (My son does not see the boy. Visitation with his dad takes place at his grandparents' house.)She's...