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After Savile: No More Secrets?

Why was it so easy for paedophiles like Jimmy Savile to get away with abusing children? In other countries evidence of abuse must be reported to the authorities. But here, turning a blind eye to child abuse in a school, or a hospital, or a church is not a crime. Reporter Sanchia Berg talks to victims, police and senior figures who are now calling for Britain to change the law and uncovers secret files which show that the government knew for decades that children's homes and schools covered up abuse. Head teachers and governors routinely moved abusers, sending them on with a good reference, rather than call the police. Even today, some head teachers still fail to act on reports and complaints.

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30 minutes

Last on

Fri 8 Nov 2013 00:30
BBC Two Northern Ireland

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Role Contributor
ReporterSanchia Berg
ProducerLeo Telling
DirectorLeo Telling
ProducerMeirion Jones
EditorTom Giles