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Abuse victim: 'Improve understanding of child sex abuse'

An overhaul of how police and prosecutors in England and Wales deal with alleged sexual offences against children is expected to be announced in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

Former City lawyer Patrick Raggett, who was awarded £55,000 in damages in November after he was abused for years by a Catholic priest at his school, said all those who worked with children must learn to communicate better.

Mr Raggett said teachers, social workers, therapists, the police all have to come together to try and improve their collective understanding of child sexual abuse.

  • 06 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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