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Secrets and Silence: Child Sex Abuse from Cleveland to Savile and Beyond
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Secrets and Silence: Child Sex Abuse from Cleveland to Savile and Beyond (Paperback)

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When paediatricians in Cleveland, in the North East of England, identified evidence of rape in 121 children seen in hospital in 1987, they were discredited. Children were sent home and the public assured that there was no widespread problem of sexual abuse.

Renowned journalist Beatrix Campbell shockingly reveals the government's cover-up of expert findings that most of the diagnoses were correct: ministers misled the public, doctors and social workers were denounced and the children were denied their own stories.

The legacy of the Cleveland controversy lived on in child protection practice for 30 years until the government was forced to launch the current Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, whose outcome will determine whether children will be protected in future.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesViolence in societyChild abusePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesSocial workPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesWelfare & benefit systemsChild welfare Publisher: Bristol University Press Publication Date: 21/02/2023 ISBN-13: 9781447341147  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Beatrix Campbell is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and political activist. Her book Wigan Pier Revisited - one of Virago's bestsellers - won the Cheltenham Literature Festival Prize. She writes about crime, community, Conservative women, child abuse, sexual politics and politics.

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