…That’s the summing up of the views reported by the BBC over the weekend, which followed a press release noting that the most overstretched Child Sexual Abuse therapy services in a year had waiting lists of up to a year. There was also a marked rise in calls from Scottish children.
The service is backed up with Â£30million from the Government marked specifically for the telephone service. This is separate to whatever is provided to Childline’s Umbrella charity, The NSPCC (National Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Children). The story is here with another link about the Scottish increase at the bottom of the information box. The NSPCC’s own press release about the child therapy waiting list is here.