Negligence, assault top child abuse cases in Oman

Muscat: The Ministry of Social Development has revealed that 387 cases of child abuse were reported through its hotline number (1100) in the first six months of 2018 until June 30.

Negligence of the children (176 cases) was the main for reason for child abuse in Oman, followed by physical abuses (106) cases and 51 cases of sexual abuse.

The most number of 159 cases were reported from Muscat, the ministry said.

Around 646 cases of children exposed to abuses were handled by the concerned committees in various governorates of the Sultanate during the first half of this year 2018.