Pope apologises for organised child abuse but not cover-up

Pope Benedict XVI has issued an apology for the decades of child abuse inflicted by priests or nuns in Catholic-run institutions. The apology has naturally divided opinion among the faithful and the survivors. Altar Boy author Andrew Madden was one commentator with the view that the actions of the church when dealing with allegations and…

BBC Newsnight Kid-on Kid CSA and untracked offender News Reports

The BBC’s Newsnight ran a report into children abused by other children last night and you can read a general summary here. Now there seems to be a postcode lottery for funding into treatment of both offending children as well as their victims, though when the offending takes place within the family it will introduce…

Corey Haim CSA blog post

In addition to English child murderers, Cory Haim’s death is another subject we have stayed away from whilst the gossip press have their fun with it and ahead of the conclusion of any autopsy and funeral. However, whilst we wait for the facts to emerge, Prof Susurro over at Like a Whisper has covered the…

Review: Crossing The Line by Laura Robinson (1998)

Crossing the Line: Violence And Sexual Assault in Canada’s National Sport (hereafter known as CTL) was the commentary on Canadian Hockey referenced in Sheldon Kennedy’s Book Why I Didn’t Say Anything (WIDSA), so we decided to check it out from an Amazon marketplace/Zshop seller. It’s a thoroughly researched look at the sport in the 1990s…