I have a child in my care who has come from an abusive family, she has no physical proof and those who witnessed it are

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Customer: I have a child in my care who has come from an abusive family, she has no physical proof and those who witnessed it are not willing to testify. What can I do?
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Hi, I’m John Melis, solicitor, and I am in Australia. I want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me today. Your question means a lot to me. If I were in your position, I would feel just as you do. I’m so glad you contacted us about your situation. I will give you a direction to consider moving forward. I know you’ve spent a lot of time on this already. Your patience here has been so important. If I understand you correctly I suggest the following:

In a circumstance that you are dealing with, you can contact the Department of health and human services, child protection, and if they are not willing to get involved, you can take the child to a child psychologist, who will then confirm through various assessments that the child has been psychologically abused.

I know it isn't easy to deal with issues like this, but you're handling it so well.

I can hear your concern and your voice, and if you follow the steps I've suggested above, it will give you a direction to go.

I know you have a lot of choices, and there are various ways to move forward.

If there is anything else, big or small, that I can help you with today, please let me know?

I am so glad you contacted us, and I thank you for reaching out today.

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Thank you for your reply, the thing is the child has stated she has been sexually abused and the family is witness to it but they won't speak up
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John Melis, Expert

I understand how you feel. I suggest that you get a child psychologist report in place and then utilise that report to commence criminal proceedings.

I appreciate your patience as we’ve gone through all of this. If I missed something or you’ve got additional questions, let me know. Otherwise, have an excellent rest of your week.

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