The recent allegations against Jimmy Savile and others have exposed many tragic cases of abuse against children. The NSPCC have worked with the police to identify over 450 victims of abuse at Savile’s hands, most of which were children or young people.
The NSPCC are concerned that, as many of his victims were abused in the 1970s and 1980s, that it could be viewed as a problem from the past and not a current issue. The findings of the case also indicated that people don’t know where to turn to for help in reporting child abuse, or hesitate to report abuse until they feel certain it has taken place.
The NSPCC are therefore launching a new ad campaign encouraging people to contact the NSPCC if they have any concerns about a child.