Child abuse Emotional abuse Psychological abuse Rights Reporting
ALDRIDGE, J., 2017. ‘This is not just about history…’ Addressing the disconnect in historic (non-recent) child abuse investigations. Child Abuse Review, In Press.
Key Practitioner Messages
• Historic (non recent) child abuse investigations need to consider the effects of investigative processes on victims and survivors
• Such investigations include those undertaken by the police and by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)
• Victim and survivor accounts need to be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly in order for them not to feel let down by, and disconnected from, criminal justice and IICSA processes
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