Changes to the Children and Young Persons Act

New law helps emotionally abused kids but grey areas exist: Experts

The new law will define clearly when a child or young person is in need of care or protection when subject to emotional or psychological abuse by a parent or guardian.
The new law will define clearly when a child or young person is in need of care or protection when subject to emotional or psychological abuse by a parent or guardian.PHOTO: ST FILE

An eight-year-old child became insecure and anxious about still wearing diapers because her parents had no interest in weaning her off them.

She was teased and laughed at in school, but her parents felt she deserved the ridicule, and that her wearing diapers was not a big deal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2019, with the headline 'New law helps emotionally abused kids but grey areas exist: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe