Today the NSPCC (National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children) in the UK launches a media campaign called 'Don't Wait Until You're Certain', to promote awareness of child sexual abuse in the UK.
Recently the media in the UK has been covering a high profile child abuse case. A well known celebrity has been found to have been a sexual predator for the last sixty years. Unfortunately, allegations against him were never taken seriously and suspicions about him were never reported until he died. Therefore, he will never be brought to justice, but his victims live on with the pain and hurt that he caused them.
A recent poll organised by the NSPCC and the government showed that only 17% of those surveyed said they would report suspicion of child abuse. This surprising result from the poll, in addition to the recent revelations is why the NSPCC has decided to launch a new campaign.
Sexual abuse of children and young adults is unlikely to be eradicated completely, but we can do our best to help the vulnerable. So let's not tun a blind eye to it.
Help for children and young adults can be accessed through, Childline: 0800 1111
Help for adults concerned about a child : 0808 800 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations : www.NSPCC.org.uk