500 Assault Cases Involving Children
The President of the Child Protection Centre, Mai Al Dowsari,
revealed to the Ministry of Social Development that the number of
cases recorded by the centre since its establishment in 2007 has
reached 500 cases. This includes cases of ill-treatment through
physical, sexual, psychological, emotional assault and grave neglect.
This year the Centre recorded 198 cases, 162 involved boys and 36
cases involved girls aged 8-18 years. Some cases involved children
who were only several months old.