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Response to the NSPCC’s How Safe 2015 report

Commenting on the NSPCC’s latest state of the nation annual report, Sally Holland, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, said:

“From these figures it seems children, young people, as well as adult survivors of childhood abuse, are gaining trust in the justice system and feel they will be listened to and taken seriously when they speak out.

“However, increased numbers require increased services and we must learn from inquiries such as those in north Wales and Rotherham. Child victims of sexual abuse must feel safe to report their experiences and be provided with information, advocacy and therapeutic support.”