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    Adult Child Abuse: Case Study

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    11 pages in length. Thirty-one-year-old Geraint Jones is accused of an offence of indecent assault against his eleven-year-old niece, Eleri, which allegedly occurred when Eleri came to stay with Jones and his family for a weekend. Jones, who currently lives with his partner Jane Williams and their two children Megan (10) and Bethan (8), is employed as an attendant at a local sports centre. He has no previous convictions. The writer discusses UK laws pertaining to child protection, as well as identifying the potential implications of abuse. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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    Jones and his family for a weekend. Jones, who currently lives with his partner Jane Williams and their two children Megan (10) and Bethan (8), is employed as an  attendant at a local sports centre. He has no previous convictions. II. UK LAW Protection under British and Welsh law has represented a number of things when it  comes to children, with major changes occurring after World War II. These social changes were responsible for the influence of contemporary views "on the position of minors in society  as well as on the relationship between parents and their minor children" (Boele-Woelki, 1997 p.PG). Amendments to existing laws were sorely needed as a means by which to address  a kaleidoscopic social landscape where children and minors were concerned; it was at this point in time that these two often-overlooked younger populations earned rights as individuals and were better  protected against abuse. Gallagher, R v. Patricia Anne is a prime case in point, inasmuch as the appellants four children by previous relationships were part of the risk factor:  Michael, Robert, Jade and Clare. The English and Welsh courts ultimately came to realize that along with protection, children and minors were missing the fundamental basics of human life;  as such, a legal shift in focus took place in order to provide them with more emphasis toward rights over and above protection. "One has come to the conclusion  that, socially, young persons are not only in need of protection, a protection which should be translated into the law, but that they also have their own rights which they  must be able to exercise at a certain age, either independently or otherwise through their parents or guardians" (Boele-Woelki, 1997 p.PG). British and Welsh courts attempt to address these 

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