We’re reaching a turning point in acknowledging and addressing child sexual abuse, says Jon Brown
The 2-year Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment began in July 2014, and we’ve been a member of the Inquiry panel since the start. We’ve been involved in the monthly meetings, site visits and work with the University of Bedfordshire on research about the experiences and perspectives of children and young people who have been sexually abused.
Sue Berelowitz has led the inquiry with skill focus and determination over the last 12 months. Although it was decided that she could no longer chair the inquiry, we were determined that its important work should continue. So, when Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner, asked me if I could assist by co-chairing I was happy to accept.