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  • Sexual Abuse

    As a child protection social worker I worked with a girl who had been sexually abused by her father for some years before she finally told someone. He was a scout leader, well respected in his community, and there was considerable pushback from his well-connected friends and family against him being investigated by the Local Authority. They all insisted it couldn’t be true.
    He killed himself on the day he was due to answer to police bail.
    (The Scout Association wasn’t directly involved, I’m just saying I know it can happen.)