Welcome to another week.
The nation’s Child Abuse Inquiry has once again divided victims and survivors of abuse, this time with its latest proposals. An internal review of the Inquiry published last week revealed that convicted paedophiles would be interviewed as part of a new research programme.
The internal review does not attempt to explain this new branch of its investigation with sensitivity or depth, which could in part be responsible for the backlash it is now seeing.
Some survivors have called the move insulting, and have suggested that nothing new can be learned from interviewing paedophiles with convictions for child sexual abuse. Inquiry Chair Professor Jay argues that research in this area is very limited and so these interviews could provide key information about how paedophiles prey on children.
Our question then, is just this: do you think these interviews are a good idea?