The Cyril Smith arguments go on

Posted on 26th April, 2014

 

The arguments about which politicians knew about Cyril Smith alleged abuse of boys at two children's homes - Knowl View and Cambridge House are continuing according to a BBC news report [external website].

 

It is hard not to be infuriated at what could be viewed as political point-scoring.

 

Surely what should be the priority in any cases of alleged historic abuse a review of the evidence, and immediately offering the victims an acknowledgement and apology for what happened, sources of genuine support should they want them, and then access to making claims for compensation should that be the route the victims want to go down. Then we should be looking at how we can prevent such abuse happening again. Any time for political mud-slinging should be a lot further down the line.

 

UPDATE:

 

Today, 28th April 2014, police have asked that any other victims of abuse at Knowl View come forward. BBC news report

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