32% Increase In Children Contacting Rape Crisis Centres During Lockdown
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One hundred and sixty seven 12-16 year olds reached out for help between March and the end of June - compared to 126 during the same period last year, according to the Rape Crisis Network.
Executive Director, Cliona Sadlier, says that children didn't have the support from teachers during those four months:
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