There were more than 46,000 confirmed cases of child abuse in Australia last year. That's almost 1 case every 10 minutes where a child is suffering from neglect or physical, sexual or emotional abuse (often by people they know and should be able to trust). Many of these kids get no professional help whatsoever, and end up with lifelong problems.
In the United Kingdom, research indicates that abuse and neglect are both under-reported and under-recorded. According to their most recent statistics (March 2011), there are approximately 46, 700 children who are known to be at risk of abuse right now, and one in four young adults were maltreated during childhood.
In an effort to help put an end to child abuse, Fandom 4 Children has been organized. We are hoping that members of all fandoms from all across the globe will be willing to reach out and contribute in some small way through donations to charities or by contributing to the compilation we are organizing. If you would like to donate, please go to the Where To Donate section of the blog for information on how to donate and receive a copy of the compilation when it is sent out. If you are an author and would like to contribute, please go to the Author Sign Up section of the blog for more information.
Here are the dates for this Fandom cause:
Author Sign ups begin January 1, 2012
Author Submissions are due April 1, 2012
Last day to donate is April 10, 2012
Compilation distribution day is April 15, 2012