There WAS an Establishment cover-up of child abuse as the powerful looked after themselves, says former inquiry chief
Lady Butler-Sloss says Establishment did not think abuse was serious
She had been appointed to lead inquiry into allegations of a cover-up
Due to investigate politicians, police, judiciary and the BBC over decades
Her brother Michael Havers was attorney general in the Cabinet 1979-87
By Matt Chorley, Political Editor for MailOnline
31 December 2014
There was an Establishment cover-up of horrific child abuse because powerful figures looked after themselves, former judge Lady Butler-Sloss warned today.
Senior members of British society in the past did not think child abuse was as serious or important as protecting politicians and other members of the elite, she suggested....
John Mann MP says scale of historical child abuse claims 'too many for state' 1 January 2015
The number of victims claiming historical child abuse could reach the tens of thousands and is too many for the state to cope with, an MP says.
John Mann, who has given a dossier of allegations of historical abuse to Scotland Yard, told the Today programme victims wanted a national institute....
Cleanse web of all child abuse images, urges NSPCC chief
Charity boss admits ‘gargantuan task’ but warns anything less than zero-tolerance could produce huge future problem
NSPCC chief Peter Wanless fears a big problem in future unless a war is waged now to eradicate online images of child sex abuse. Thursday 1 January 2015
....Last month, David Cameron told a child abuse summit that a joint specialist unit run by the National Crime Agency and listening post GCHQ will target the most prolific offenders who are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to hide their identities and encrypt and share images online.
Writing in the Daily Mirror, Wanless described the campaign against sexual abuse of children as “one of the biggest challenges facing society”.
He stated that around four in five child abuse images feature a boy or girl under the age of 11 – including babies – and half of them show children being tortured or raped by an adult.
....“Now it has the funding to work pro-actively, instead of waiting for reports to come in, it has identified nearly 28,000 offending web pages – more than twice last year’s total.
Child abuse images must be removed from the internet before viewing them becomes an acceptable part of home life, says NSPCC chief
Peter Wanless wants all online child sex abuse images removed in 5 years
NSPCC chief said it is important to ensure existence of the images do not slide into the dark corners of the acceptable and become part of life
He said we should all feel guilty while abuse images still exist online
By Claire Carter for MailOnline 1 January 2015
....In 2013 almost 5,000 computers were seized by just over a third of the 43 forces in England and Wales. But most forces have just six officers available to analyse often hundreds, or even thousands, of images.
There were 2,393 arrests for possessing, downloading, distributing child abuse images in 2013-14, according to data from 30 police forces and charities have warned that with the increased popularity of the internet the problem is a growing one....