Proclamation - Child Abuse Prevention Month October 2020

Whereas child abuse is a complex and ongoing problem in our society, affecting many children in Northumberland County; and

Whereas every child is entitled to be loved, cared for, nurtured, and secure and to be free from neglect, as well as from verbal, emotional, sexual and physical abuse; and

Whereas Northumberland County faces a continuing need to support community-based programs to prevent child abuse and neglect; and 

Whereas it is the responsibility of every adult who comes in contact with a child to protect that child’s unconditional right to a safe, nurturing childhood; and 

Whereas Northumberland has dedicated individuals and organizations who work daily to counter the problem of child abuse and neglect and to help parents obtain the assistance they need; and 

Whereas our community is stronger when all citizens become aware of child abuse and neglect prevention, and, become involved in supporting parents to raise their children in a safe, nurturing environment; 

Now Therefore Be It Resolved That I, Warden Bob Sanderson, on behalf of the County of Northumberland, hereby proclaims the month of October as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Northumberland County, and encourage all citizens to help spread the word that keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility, and to show your support and help raise awareness by wearing purple on Dress Purple Day, Tuesday October 27, 2020.”


Dated this 23rd day of September, 2020


Robert Sanderson, Warden