Friends, family, and compassionate strangers, we seek your support for a cause that has shaken our family to its core. We have been fighting a lonely and draining battle against the very institutions meant to protect us. Today, we invite you to join us in this fight - a fight for justice, accountability, and a safer future for all children.
At just 6 years old, our child, who has additional support needs, endured physical and sexual assault at school. But the betrayal didn't end there. The subsequent investigation by police and social work was fraught with negligence, leading to a devastating conclusion: our child was labelled a liar, and the perpetrator faced no repercussions.
Our child is autistic, with pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). PDA makes them go to great lengths to avoid demands, even questions. The authorities failed to consider this when conducting their unplanned interview, violating government guidelines.
After nearly two years, we finally received validation from the Police Independent Review Commission: the authorities had not planned the interview appropriately.
We've lost friends in this battle, but we refuse to stand down. For if they can do this to us, they can do it again, to another innocent child and another shattered family.
Why We Need Your Help
Legal proceedings are both lengthy and costly. We're in this for the long haul, but we can't do it alone. We've launched this crowdfunding campaign to gather the resources needed for taking legal action against the authorities who failed our child. The funds will be used for:
• Solicitor fees
• Psychological support for our family
• Public awareness initiatives
How You Can Help
Donate: Every contribution, no matter how small, gets us a step closer to justice.
Share: If you can't donate, you can still help by sharing our story across social media platforms. Use the hashtag #JusticeForPJ
Connect: Do you know experts, influencers, or organisations who can help amplify our cause? Introduce us.
Accountability and Transparency
We value your trust. Updates on the legal process, as well as how the funds are being used, will be shared regularly.
Why Should You Contribute?
Justice: Help us correct a grave injustice and set a precedent that protects other vulnerable children.
Accountability: Your contribution pressures authorities to be diligent and sensitive in their duties.
Transparency: Regular updates will be provided to all backers, ensuring that you know exactly how your donation is being used.
The Bigger Picture
This campaign transcends our personal tragedy; it's a call for systemic change. With your support, we can send a strong message to all authorities who think they can evade accountability.
We may be one family, but every voice that joins us amplifies the call for justice, ensuring no other child suffers the way ours has. We can't change the past, but together, we can shape a safer, more just future.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and for your generous support.