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  Child sexual abuse Thursday 24 January 2002  
A group of senior police officers have just published new guidelines for those investigating allegations of child sexual abuse.

It's a response to the growing concern that innocent men are being convicted. There have been several recent high profile cases where adults allege abuse in childhood by their teachers and carers.
Jenni talks to a listener whose husband, a teacher of children with special needs, stood trial for sexually abusing those in his care. The allegations turned out to be untrue and he was fortunate enough to be acquitted by a jury.
She is also joined by Claire Curtis-Thomas MP, who campaigns for changes to the way the police investigate allegations of child sexual abuse, and to Peter Garsden, a lawyer who specialises in representing victims of sexual abuse.
For more information on this subject, call the Action Line on 0800 044 044

Association of Chief Police Officers

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