Yesterday in a community hall in Loughborough a new group calling itself Reflections UK representing survivors of child abuse across the UK was born.
It has arisen because many survivors – at first buoyed up by the creation of the over arching child sex abuse independent panel – have been knocked down by its replacement body, the statutory Lowell Goddard inquiry. While there was a populist demand for a statutory inquiry – many don’t seem to have realised that the price of that was to exclude survivors from sitting on it.
There has now been a strong backlash from survivors who believe their voices have been excluded and they have decided to do something about it. Yesterday’s meeting was the start.
It is a powerful 21st century response to a government trying to find a traditionally 20th century solution to…
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