abuse

More than 5,000 victims and survivors have shared experiences of child sexual abuse with the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse...

In April this year, the National Crime Agency revealed that 300,000 people in the UK pose a sexual threat to children online. Even more alarmingly, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) reported a 50 per cent increase in reports of images and videos containing child sexual...

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published new research into child sexual abuse in healthcare contexts, which finds that healthcare practitioners abused their positions of trust and...

Six months of Covid-19 (to date) has shone a spotlight on the continued crises of both domestic violence and housing. The presumption that home is a universal sanctuary available to all is naively presumptuous, whilst domestic abuse has risen dramatically during this time of...

Tony Slattery is a brave man. Brave to allow cameras and documentary makers to follow his journey into consulting rooms, to watch raw and intimate moments, to chart an unfolding story. Inevitably, there must be moments that we didn’t see, details which were edited out. So...

How did you become involved in the Truth Project?
It feels pretty unusual to be a psychologist working in a public inquiry; the novelty and sense of opportunity still hasn’t worn off. I’m a clinical psychologist by trade, with a specialism in trauma. I...

This new Netflix offering, directed by Ed Perkins, is about twins’ very different journeys through trauma. Based on the compelling memoir by Alex and Marcus Lewis (written with Joanna Hodgkin), one twin’s damaged brain seems to free them both from a history of abuse. Or does...

Like Sarah Ashworth (July 2019) I was upset to see that apparently nothing had been learned from the horrors of Winterbourne, as witnessed by the Panorama programme detailing similar...

Dr Ashworth (Questions we need to ask, The Psychologist July 2019 p.5) is absolutely right to suggest psychologists should be more directly involved with offering an analysis of abuse...