ON the Scale of Reporting on Different Child Abuse Scandals

By James O'Brien
Leading Britain's Conversation
July 12, 2019

James O'Brien pinpoints why different cases of child sex abuse receive different scales of coverage.

An independent inquiry into child sexual abuse found children could have been saved from abuse if the Church had focussed less on its own reputation rather than the impact of the abuse.

More than 130 allegations of abuse were made against 78 people associated with the Birmingham Catholic Church - the cardinal denied a cover-up, but allegations were found to have been "ignored".

But James O'Brien focussed on why this story didn't have the same level of coverage as the case of the Rotherham grooming gangs.








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