The sexual abuse of children is an “epidemic that leaves tens of thousands of victims in its poisonous wake”, according to a seven-year inquiry into institutional failings in England and Wales.
The inquiry has called for new laws which would compel anyone in a position of trust to report child sexual abuse and a national compensation scheme for victims.
Our social affairs editor Jackie Long has been speaking to some of those who survived sexual abuse – They’ve waived their right to anonymity to tell this programme what they make of the inquiry.
Warning: This report contains distressing testimony.
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