Monday, 29 February 2016

BBC Savile Report shows the need for Mandatory Reporting

The publication of the report of the Dame Janet Smith Jimmy Savile Report into the abuse committed by him at the BBC, the themes have dealt with many issues but the newspapers have highlighted 2 themes.

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Monday, 15 February 2016

Was "Spotlight" the abuse film "dark"or "light and inspirational"?

Scene from Spotlight
My usual criticism of any form of entertainment about the subject of child abuse often complains that the subject was so dark that one felt depressed rather than enlightened or inspired.

This film made me feel differently.  You can read my review by clicking through to

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Can the Met Police be criticised for “believing” an abuse victim?

Sir Bernard Hogan Howe stood up very well to John Humphrys’ cross examination this morning on the Today Programme on Radio 4. He was defending the way in which the Met Police had conducted the investigation of serious sexual abuse allegations as part of Operation Midland.

Peter has been concerned for some time now that the child abuse pendulum is starting to swing against the victims and in favour of the alleged abusers. 

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