and writes that it goes under-reported.
Yesterday, the Daily Mail published:
- Witchcraft and demonic possession are linked to almost 1,500 child abuse cases a year, official figures reveal
and The Telegraph followed the same press release:
The article links to one published in 2014:
Strangely enough, a similar article appeared in the Daily Mail in 2011:
- Hundreds of children being accused of witchcraft ‘as belief in demonic possession spreads across the UK’
Who’s the spin doctor behind these texts? What’s the intention? What’s the motivation?
The Department of Education is quoted:
“Those responsible for child abuse linked to faith or belief would be subject to prosecution. Our statutory guidance is crystal clear that anyone who has concerns about a child’s welfare should report this to children’s social care or the police.”
In August 2012 this Action plan to stop child abuse in the name of faith or belief was drawn up after this submission on Satanist Ritual Abuse of Children by the Maranatha Community in January.
Should the action plan have failed to deliver, since the Telegraph wrote about ‘increase’? Does the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse [IICSA] help?