abuse

With emerging historic cases of child sexual abuse so prominent in society and the media in recent years, I was intrigued when I heard Panorama were airing an episode which specifically looked at abuse carried out by...

Be in no doubt, this book is a tough read. It’s an anonymous memoir of an American woman who recounts experiences of sexual abuse by her father, beginning when she was three years old and continuing into her twenties. Although Alexis Kirschbaum, Bloomsbury’s UK publishing...

One year since the publication of British Psychological Society guidelines on responding to disclosures of non-recent sexual abuse, we spoke to...

With so many documentaries becoming an instant hit, it is clear that true crime is more popular than ever. I have been a long time listener of podcast, Sword and Scale, which gives me my true crime fix once a fortnight...

In their clear review of the false memory debate, Chris Brewin and Bernice Andrews (July 2017) draw an important and valid conclusion, viz: ‘Recovered memories lie on a...

In 1993 the British Psychological Society convened a working party in response to the concern that some psychologists might be inadvertently implanting false memories of child sexual abuse in their clients. The working party’s conclusions that both genuine recovered memories...

National Treasure is a timely piece of drama, a response to the scale and shock of the abuse uncovered by Operation Yewtree. Rooted in the real world, it references the Jimmy Savile case within the storyline. But here we are drawn into the world of the fictional...

There is currently a government consultation ‘Reporting and Acting on Child Abuse and Neglect’. This will affect psychologists, who are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Everyone agrees that children must be kept safe, and mandatory reporting...

Picture (L-R): Peter Saunders, John Slater, Gilli Watson, Zeonbia Nadirshaw, Benna Waites, Khadj Rouf, Peter Kinderman and Danny Taggart.

Survivors, academics, and those working to help unheard generations of abused children, gathered for the launch of new guidelines on...

Earlier this year, the NSPCC’s ‘It’s Time’ campaign called for significant improvements in therapeutic support for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The Government committed £1.4bn to improving children’s mental health services, with local Clinical Commissioning...