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25% Of Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse Re-Traumatised When Engaging With The Justice System.

That's according to advocacy group, One in Four.

Survivors of child sexual abuse are being re-traumatised when engaging with the justice system, according to an advocacy group.

One in Four say introducing recommendations from the O'Malley report will help tackle barriers survivors face when going through the courts.

One of the recommendations of the report published last year, said those working in the justice system should be trained to deal with people who claim to be victims of sexual crime.

The group estimate that only 10 to 15 per cent of people who experienced child sexual abuse will engage with Criminal Justice System.

Maeve Lewis, CEO of One in Four, says the fear of not being believed is a barrier to survivors coming forward:


Maeve Lewis, says this can be a major issue for those living in rural communities:

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