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'Savile abuse victims let down by lack of reporting by professionals'

4 November 2013 Last updated at 07:47 GMT

Many victims of abuse by Jimmy Savile and others were "let down by the professionals who were meant to help them", a lawyer has warned.

Alicia Alinia, whose firm, Slater and Gordon, represents more than 70 of Jimmy Savile's alleged victims, has backed a call for "mandatory reporting" of suspected child abuse.

Former director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer, has suggested that failure by professionals to report such allegations should be made a criminal offence.

Ms Alinia told the BBC that such a system had already been successful in Australia.

Viewers in the UK can watch Panorama - After Savile: No More Secrets, Monday 4 November, 20:30 GMT on BBC One.

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