abuse

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...

A psychology PhD student with a passion for influencing policy with her work has written a Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) briefing note about policing domestic abuse. Genevieve Waterhouse (London South Bank...

Psychology can contribute to social issues as well as offering important therapeutic interventions. Alison Soutter, a member of the British Psychological Society, heads up an Australian psychology service working with children and families in the child protection system. I...

 

Over the past 30 years, there has been an increasing shift in our ability to acknowledge the tragic and disturbing level of child sexual abuse that takes place in our society. What was once restricted to the pages of academic journals is now visible in all forms of...

The Pulitzer-prize winning play How I learned to Drive presents the disturbing story of a young girl’s sexual relationship with her aunt’s husband. Blurring the lines between abuser and victim, empathy and disgust, this production of the 1997 Paula Vogel play is compelling,...