Dialog Box

September 21, 2017

Naming & Shaming - A Personal Response

For survivors of child abuse naming and shaming perpetrators  is a divisive one. It can either be a liberating experience or a negative one  with potential to trigger memories of the past.   Not to mention  a  legal minefield, in the search for justice. 


Derryn Hinch made headlines this week  by using parliamentary privilege to name  and shame  a paedophile  police officer from Victoria who  had  abused a number  of  children  during the 1970s and 80s .


 When Marie Claire asked Child Wise for our   view on the issue there was no better person to engage than Child Wise board member, CEO of Charlie's Cookies and himself a survivor of child abuse, Ken Mahlab.   Here is what  he had to say. 


If this story in any way raises issues or concerns   for you, please call our National Child Abuse Helpline on  1800   99 10 99


Category: News
Tags: child abuse, child abuse prevention, child abuse survivors, Child Protection, child wise, Derryn Hinch, Ken Mahlab, Victoria Police,
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