A letter a day to number 10. No 1,026
Thursday 12 March 2015.
Dear Mr Cameron,
Some years ago now I wrote to the NSPCC regarding their “Cruelty to children must stop. Full Stop” campaign, now changed to “Every childhood is worth fighting for”.
It was my view, and still is, that such a campaign was unrealistic and unachievable. Even with a full surveillance state where every imaginable space was monitored, at best cruelty to children could, possibly, be detected but not prevented. As an abused child, the unrealistic aim of the campaign was immediately apparent and, as a survivor of abuse my view was rejected, an all too familiar outcome in which the voices of survivors are neither listened to nor treated with any credibility. I am familiar with the absurd and what the expression ‘the road to hell is filled with good intentions’ means. Abuse of any kind…
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