In the news again: sexual abusers in Government

Child sexual abuse is in the news again with reports that police are investigating claims against a senior Labour MP. The claims were passed to the police by a Conservative MP, who heard numerous allegations of abuse from multiple sources over a long period. It is alleged that the Labour MP sexually abused children, including two teenage boys in a mental health facility, for over 10 years.

We have devoted our careers to seeking justice for survivors of child sexual abuse and have brought challenging claims, including our most recent success in the High Court against the Jehovah’s Witnesses.  The government’s comprehensive inquiry into historic child sexual abuse demonstrates that the scope of the problem is starting to be understood.  But it is striking how many cases continue to be uncovered, including in high places. 

Abuse can and does happen anywhere, with abusers often carefully selecting a profession that provides them with authority and access to children they can exploit.

Survivors of child sexual abuse do not have to suffer alone and in silence.  You can contact your local police. You can seek help from organisations such as the National Association of Persons Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) or the NSPCC.  We are experienced in dealing with these matters; you can Contact Us online, or call 020 3080 3911 to start your journey of healing and justice.