Official Secrets Child Sex Abuse from Cleveland to Savile

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Publisher's Synopsis

The child sexual abuse scandal in the English county of Cleveland in the 1980s was a defining moment but not the scandal we were led to believe it was. Acclaimed journalist Beatrix Campbell has uncovered government documents that show how medical evidence of childhood rape identified by pioneering paediatricians was deemed credible but 'dangerous' - it was more important to save money than save children. This book reveals how this secret has framed policy making and public opinion and the consequences it has had for children, professionals, justice and the state. The deaths of 'national treasures' Sir Jimmy Savile and Sir Cyril Smith led to a torrent of evidence of childhood suffering, the discovery of widespread sexual exploitation and institutional abuse across the world - all in plain sight. The Cleveland children have remained in the shadows. Now, for the first time, a Cleveland child delves into her records and shares her story.

Book information

ISBN: 9781447341147
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Imprint: Policy Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.760941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 400g
Height: 216mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 17mm