Our thanks to AN for pointing us to a Woman’s Hour piece first broadcast on 9 January 2013. It runs from 00:53 – 16:35:
In an interesting and powerful piece Jenni Murray interviews ‘Bill’, a survivor of child sex abuse, at length. Then she interviews Claire Lilley of NSPCC, and there’s also an interesting contribution from Dr Jackie Turton of Essex University. Claire Lilley reveals that of the children reporting sexual abuse to the NSPCC ‘Childline’ helpline, 17% report they’re being sexually abused by women. In 60% of those cases, the sexual abuse was being carried out by the children’s mothers, and a large majority of the children being sexually abused by their mothers are boys.
The piece will only be available through the above link until January 8, so we’ll have it captured shortly and added to our YouTube Channel: