Andy Woodward, the Sheldon Kennedy of English Soccer, 16/11 disclosure ripples out to 3 more clubs and 100 more CSA reports

This blog had its Clinton and Trump moment ten days ago when I read about Andy Woodward’s disclosure that I stumbled upon at the Guardian last week, passed the story to Mike who posted about it himself as it grew and built up over the past week and a half. Throughout this time I hadn’t…

Link – Tips for Survivors on Consuming Media

The media can be a great tool for increasing public awareness about sexual violence, but it can also pose challenges for some survivors. Portrayals of sexual violence in movies, television shows, the news, and social media can prompt negative reactions, from flashbacks and anxiety to feelings of sadness or irritability. Below are a few ways…

Reading – 10 tips to protect your child from a pedophile

Found via @dyanndaleymd The topic you don’t want to read, but should I don’t know that I agree with everything in this article, but there is a lot of good information about how a pedophile might target children and what to look out for. The one thing I definitely do agree with, however is this:…

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Law and Order “Betrayal” (2008, US)

In America the main Law and Order show has been cancelled for at least two years but series 18 from 2008 is brand new to British DVB television (Freeview) on Five USA channel 31. Last week’s episode “Betrayal” featured a complex and intelligent debate regarding the potential for abuse in a therapist/patient relationship and was…

Savile: The General Overview

The Jimmy Savile story is still bubbling along under the surface at the same time as other English TV personalities have been interviewed regarding historical charges of child abuse. The accusations levelled at Jim Davidson and Jimmy Tarbuck only stood out because more of their TV work during their long careers has been live or…

Independent TV Comedian Questioned Over CSA Allegation

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck, who at the height of his fame appeared more often on Independent Television (ITV) in the UK than the BBC, was the latest person to be interviewed by the police in their enquiry. The BBC has the story here but the risk is that the parallel enquiry to that of Jimmy Savile may end up in…