A protest outside the Houses of Parliament to raise awareness about child abuse in the UK is taking place this Wednesday.

The demonstration has been organised by whistleblower and former Scotland Yard detective Jon Wedger, and survivors of child abuse at Beecholme childrens home and Quarriers Children’s Village.

The event marks the first of its kind for the group, which is hoping to hold the protests on the first Wednesday of every month.

The demonstrations are part of a growing number of child welfare-focused protest movements which meet monthly to expose the gaps within the UK’s child protection system.

Legal Action for Women (LAW) has been holding monthly protests outside the London Family Court under their campaign Support Not Separation to highlight issues around wrongful removal of children and discrimination faced by parents experiencing poverty and hardship. The protests are also held on the first Wednesday of every month.

The Facebook page for the protest outside Parliament confirms at least 27 people are attending the protest, with 44 people interested in attending so far.

The protest will be held this month on 7 August, from noon-2pm.

Many thanks to Raul for alerting us to this development.

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