Giving Victims a Voice

The NSPCC and Metropolitan Police Service have released a report that looks into the allegations of sexual abuse against Jimmy Savile.  At Leeds General Infirmary, Broadmoor Hospital and Stoke Mandeville Hospital Savile was taken at face value as a volunteer and fundraiser and having been accepted at these institutions he gained access to vulnerable children and adults.  The report mentions one offence that is alleged to have taken place in 1971 at the former Moss Side Hospital.  Among the key outcomes of the report is the reinforcement of the need for organisations and institutions to operate rigorous safeguarding and vetting procedures.