NAPAC Finds Misinformation
We received an email from NAPAC founder and CEO, Pete Saunders, the other day containing information on an article that shocked us.
The Guardian reported (17.09.2013; p38)
”the fact that children who are abused are much more likely to become adults who abuse – between 30% and 40% of people who are abused as children go on to become abusers themselves…”
This outrageous statement is not only misrepresentation of research statistics but was discussed at an NSPCC sponsored roundtable event without being challenged!
Pete told us:
I could not believe what I was reading. It would mean that getting on for half of all the survivors of abuse I know, and I know many, are probably child abusers. This is a vicious lie and I am disgusted at the Guardian for printing it and at the NSPCC for sponsoring an event attended by some totally clueless, not to mention dangerous, people.
Pete was so in sensed that he contacted the Guardian but has yet to have a response.
It is mis-quoted and misrepresented research like this that causes people to remain silent.
Shame on you Guardian and Shame on you NSPCC for not challenging this!