Rebecca Andrews - Policing Innocence

Policing Innocence by Rebecca Andrews

Tags: Paperback, Book, Social and Religious Issues, Popular

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Genre: Social and Religious Issues
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 44690
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 9781860246265
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Authentic
Cat. Code: 9781860246265
Release Date: 08 Feb 2008

Day after day the media reveal the latest cases of child abuse, but do we believe these could happen in our street, our church, our home? Policing Innocence is a ground-breaking book for any adult who cares for a child - family, professionals, church leaders and workers, friends, neighbours. Protecting children is a battle, and Policing Innocence is one of the most powerful weapons available to fight that battle. It empowers you by revealing the truth about the pervasive and invisible dangers children face in their everyday lives. Policing Innocence is the best armour you have to protect them; it is never offensive, always appropriate and totally practical. Drawing on her experience as a police officer in the Paedophile Unit, mother of two, and church member, Rebecca Andrews navigates us through a challenging yet vital issue with an entertaining style full of humour and honesty. This book is one of the most important you can read;it is unique in addressing such essential issues, and its easy-to-read style ensures that you will enjoy it.

Posted by R Wood at 16:47 on Apr 9 2008

I have just read new book Policing Innocence, a book I read with both my ‘Mum’ and ‘teacher’ hats on. The book is written by a UK Christian police officer with specialist child protection experience. The author engaged me as a Mum in a book that challenged me, moved me, educated me and made me smile in many places. I have read that the book may cause ‘alarm’ and ‘despondency’ – descriptions written by a man who (through no fault of his own!) will never look at children through a Mother’s eyes or feel for them as a Mum. Having read the book I completely disagree with this view, although even if it were correct I really can put up with a little alarm and despondency if that helps me to keep my children safe.

Most of us don’t need educating about the fact that there is a threat to our children – through someone around us and someone online – but I found this book the most incisive, informative material I have ever come across. My children are now safer than they were before I read Policing Innocence and for that simple reason I urge every Mum, Nana and Grandma to read it herself and then share it with the adults around her.

The book gives clear and specific strategies for protecting children backed up by insights that help you to apply these and think for yourself in your situation. I can impart some specific ‘dos and don’ts’ to my little ones in a way appropriate to their age and I have many clear points for me to act upon. This isn’t a ‘read-once-then gather-dust’ book it will be a frequent companion and point of reference.

Added to all that is a brave and powerful Christian testimony of how God’s grace strengthened the author to follow Jesus’ example of walking into some of the lowest cases of human behaviour and emerging whole the other side. The first friend I have given the book to is not a Christian and has no children but I think this is an extraordinary and relevant witness to her.

When I read the book I felt a sense of being armed for a battle I am in whether I like it or not and that is a reassuring feeling as a Mum. If they knew, I think my children would say ‘thank you’ to me for reading this; I read it for them and I read it for me and we are all better off for that.

R Wood's rating: 10/10

Posted by Adam Redcliffe in London at 22:51 on Apr 22 2008

Rebecca Andrews \"Policing Innocence\" is an excellent and thought provoking contribution to a very difficult and sensitive subject. Far from creating unhelpful paranoia, she equips and educates the reader to effectively protect their children in the home and in the wider community, as well as providing remarkable insight into the mind of the peodephile. This is a must read book to individual parents of all dominations, organisations and churches. I will certainly be recommending it to colleagues and friends.

Adam Redcliffe's rating: 10/10

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