We have to support those who speak out on child abuse
If we're serious about protecting children, we need sanctions in place for those who don't report abusers.
Published 06/07/2014 | 02:30
I recall, years ago, listening to some friends reminiscing about their not so pleasant school days. One mentioned an infamous teacher who had earned the soubriquet "Feeler".
"Why?" I asked rather naively. They rolled their eyes at me. "Why do you think?" The man in question had disappeared suddenly when a brave father had arrived at the principal's office to complain; he was later discovered to have been sent to a so-called Third World country where parents don't have quick access to solicitors.
I was reminded of this conversation last week when I heard that Rolf Harris had earned himself the nickname "The Octopus". Why? Well, as those boys said so many years ago, "Why do you think?"