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They may have experienced sexual assault in a bathroom or their fears may focus on the toilet itself.All children have bad dreams from time to time but children who have experienced sexual assault often have nightmares every night sometimes more than once.Their dreams are likely to reflect their fears and their sense of lack of control.
Clinginess can also reflect fears which can be reduced by talking about them.
It is easy for adults and children to focus on the consequences of wetting and soiling eg.
changing sheets/clothes, washing, rather than the reasons why it happens.
Children may regress to a younger state to try and get their needs met.
Bedwetting and soiling may also occur because a child separates from their genital/urinary/anal areas.