This cartoon by Malcolm Evans explores topics of blame and accountability in relation to child abuse cases. It suggests that police, health professionals and social workers are often blamed by the public when system failures mean abuse is not detected in time. However, those closest to the victim – family, friends and neighbours – are more truly accountable.
Courtesy of Malcolm Evans
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