It seems like every time the news comes on the radio, there’s another story about children being sexually abused by adults who have a duty of care to look after these kids. Whether it’s parents, teachers, care workers, it is so, so wrong.
I was speaking to a retired journalist recently, sharing my poetry collection with him, and talking about the issue. He agrees that we need to talk about these things, and bring the news out, rather than hiding things away. Who can disagree with him on that? Certainly not me.
I’m going to be speaking about these issues at an event happening in the second week of August.