Hot-tem­per, un­con­trol­lable emo­tions fuel child abuse among care providers, says po­lice

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KUALA LUMPUR: Hot­tem­per, ir­ri­tabil­ity and un­con­trol­lable emo­tions are among the causes of child abuse cases in­volv­ing child­care providers.

DSP E. Saroja, head of Child In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit, Sex­ual, Women and Child In­ves­ti­ga­tion Divi­sion (D11), Bukit Aman Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment, said it was the re­sult of ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tions into most abuse cases re­sult­ing in the death of chil­dren other than due to the neg­li­gence of the care providers.

“This year alone, we have re­ceived 86 re­ports of child abuse cases in­volv­ing care providers as of Oc­to­ber.

“As an en­force­ment body con­duct­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the case in­ves­ti­ga­tion finds the mo­tive of abuse is some­times caused by care providers who lose pa­tience with chil­dren’s naughty an­tics. There­fore, par­ents are ad­vised to check the back­ground of the child­care provider and the child-care cen­tre en­vi­ron­ment be­fore send­ing their chil­dren to en­sure their safety,” she said when met af­ter be­ing a guest on Ber­nama News Chan­nel’s Ruang Bicara pro­gramme ti­tled ‘Sayangi Anak Ke­nali Pen­ga­suh’ here Fri­day night.

Also present was As­so­ci­a­tion of Reg­is­tered Child Care Providers Malaysia exco Umei Bahn Mo­hamed.

Com­ment­ing on the sex­ual abuse of in­fants be­ing sent to care providers, Saroja said par­ents should en­sure all as­pects of safety at the child­care cen­tre be­fore send­ing their chil­dren there and also en­sure they are reg­is­tered with the So­cial Wel­fare Depart­ment. — Ber­nama

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