Endless cycle of childhood sexual abuse

Another story of child sexual abuse hits the headlines in today’s papers. Unfortunately we will never eliminate sexual abuse from our society, but we can substantially improve the treatment of those reporting allegations and the legal process that follows. Changes can be made to our system that can reduce the number of cases and protect the innocent.

Jimmy Savile’s case has highlighted the perverse and injustice system that supposedly protects the vulnerable. The newspapers are saturated with stories of the vulnerable being abused. The witnesses that try to speak out against bad practice are condemned and silenced. It is time to change our system so that those who are brave enough to speak out are heard. We all have a part to play in enabling this to happen. We all hear and see things that make us feel uncomfortable; we all need to embrace our courage and speak out.

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Blogging is foreign to me and so here I begin stepping into a virtual world that feels totally alien. I am tentatively entering the land of social networking, so bear with me whilst I get to grips with a new language, a new landscape and a new way of communicating. As a therapist I believe strongly in the healing qualities of the human relationship; one which offers nurturing, non-judgemental empathy and mindful challenge that can all lead to major shifts in someone’s life.

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