abuse

Children have the right to be healthy and safe; to be happy and achieve their own potential; to make a positive contribution to society and to experience economic wellbeing. Safeguarding now spans a horizon that ranges from prevention to crisis intervention. It has broadened...

We write in response to Professor Chris French’s contribution to ‘Psychologists and the media’ (April 2018). It was interesting to hear of his...

He is 15-years-old and in a locked secure care home. Like all of the young people in his unit, ‘Paul’ has experienced a lot of adverse and traumatic events. By the time he was five he had been exposed to parental drug use and mental illness, domestic violence, physical abuse...

After many years working therapeutically with those who experienced abuse and trauma in childhood, I took up the role as Head of the National Confidential Forum. The Forum was established as part of the Victims and...

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...