The joint report by the Met and the NSPCC into the sexual abuse of children by Jimmy Savile following Operation Yewtree has concluded that Savile abused hundereds of children, some as young as 8 years old, over 6 decades. Another report by the Crown Prosecution Services concluded 3 chances to prosecute the prolific child abuser were missed because victims were not taken seriously and were treated with a “degree of caution which is not generally justified”.
Peter Watt, of the NSPCC and co-author of the report, says: “We are optimistic that this signals a watershed moment for child protection in this country. We must seize the opportunity if we are to make a lasting change.”
Read the report: ‘Giving Victims A Voice’.