Protecting Children from Abuse Wilmington NC
Author: C. Dyson
Child abuse can happen at any age up to 18, contrary to many parents’ belief that their child needs protection only before achieving age of 10. Court and police records reveal quite a number of abuse cases happening to children who are almost grown up. We need raise public awareness that abuse does take place with children of more mature age, and they need protection regardless of the age. Talking freely with your children is the first step by which they are protected in the majority of cases.
It should be taken for granted that all children without exception are in need to be protected when they are leaving home. When they are moving out of home either on organized group vacation or to stay in sort of camp, it’s important that parents have them informed about certain facts of abuse that from newspapers or from Internet that happened to other children in order to give them awareness. While going out for hostel or their college they should be given proper advice as for choosing the right area and place for their residence which is one of the most important factors able to keep them protected from all possible kinds of threats. But advice is not enough. As a parent, you should provide reasonable amount of monitoring. When your child come back home after being out and away for a period of time, take care to check that all valuable things are at place and see whether the valuables are safely returned by them or not. But better just convince your children not to take valuable things from house when they are going out unless there’s really such necessity. Don’t hire anyone to look after your children without ordering background check on them. Only a professionally done background check on prospective child caretaker can to some extent ensure safety of your children.
Some child abuse prevention programs available nowadays are capable to furnish children the information that may be vital for their security. Teach your children habit to put identification marks on their valuable things which could increase the chance for the thing being returned to its lawful owner in case it’s lost. Valuables bearing identification marks are less likely to be stolen for fear of being recognized.
Again, the treat of being possibly abused can be minimized or anticipated only if parents care to maintain friendly relationship of trust with their child and encourage him or her to talk freely and discuss whatever they feel concerned about.About the Author:
During the adulthood most people are aware of sexual abuse cases, each of which leads to being registered in public records like sex offender lists. Proper sex education given to every child will make the kid aware of some forms of sexually abusive behavior from behalf of the adult so that they would primarily be protected via knowledge.
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Article 4. Year's Allowance. Part 1. Nature of Allowance. 30‑15. When spouse entitled to allowance. Every surviving spouse of an intestate or of a testator, whether or not he or she has petitioned for an elective share, shall, unless the surviving spouse has forfeited his or her right thereto, as provided by law, be entitled, out of the personal property of the deceased spouse, to an allowance of the value of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) for the surviving spouse's support for one year after the death of the deceased spouse. Such allowance shall be exempt from any lien, by judgment or execution, acquired against the property of the deceased spouse, and shall, in cases of testacy, be charged against the share of the surviving spouse. (1868‑9, c. 93, s. 81; 1871‑2, c. 193, s. 44; 1880, c. 42; Code, s. 2116; 1889, c. 499, s. 2; Rev., s. 3091; C.S., s. 4108; 1953, c. 913, s. 1; 1961, c. 316, s. 1; c. 749, s. 1; 1969, c. 14; 1981, c. 413, s. 1; 1995, c. 262, s. 4; 2000‑178, s. 4; 2009‑183, s. 1.) 30‑16. Duty of personal representative, magistrate, or clerk to assign allowance. It shall be the duty of every administrator, collector, or executor of a will, on application in writing, signed by the surviving spouse, at any time within one year after the death of the deceased spouse, to assign to the surviving spouse the year's allowance as provided in this Article. If there shall be no administration, or if the personal representative shall fail or refuse to apply to a magistrate or clerk of court, as provided in G.S. 30‑20, for 10 days after the surviving spouse has filed the aforesaid application, or if the surviving spouse is the personal representative, the surviving spouse may make application to the magistrate or clerk, and it shall be the duty of the magistrate or clerk to proceed in the same manner as though the application had been made by the personal representative. Where any personal property of the deceased spouse shall be located outside the township or county where the deceased spouse resided at the time of his death, the personal representative or the surviving spouse may apply to any magistrate or to any clerk of court of any township or county where such personal property is located, and it shall be the duty of such magistrate or clerk to assign the year's allowance as if the deceased spouse had resided and died in that township. (1868‑9, c. 93, s. 12; 1870‑1, c. 263; Code, ss. 2120, 2122; 1889, cc. 496, 531; 1891, c. 13; Rev., ss. 3096, 3098; C.S., ss. 4113, 4115; 1961, c. 749, s. 2; 1971, c. 528, s. 21; 1997‑310, s. 1.) 30‑17. When children entitled to an allowance. Whenever any parent dies survived by any child under the age of 18 years, including an adopted child or a child with whom the widow may be pregnant at the death of her husband, or a child who is less than 22 years of age and is a full‑time student in any educational institution, or a child under 21 years of age who has been declared mentally incompetent, or a child under 21 years of age who is totally disabled, or any other person under the age of 18 years residing with the deceased parent at the time of death to whom the deceased parent or the surviving parent stood in loco parentis, every such child shall be entitled to receive an allowance of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the child's support for the year next ensuing the death of such parent. Such allowance shall be in addition to the child's share of the deceased parent's estate and shall be exempt from any lien by judgment or execution against the property of such parent. The personal representative of the deceased parent shall, within one year after the parent's death, assign to every such child the allowance herein provided for; but if there is no personal representative or if he fails or refuses to act within 10 days after written request by a guardian or next friend on behalf of such child, the allowance may be assigned by a magistrate or clerk of court upon application of said gua