26th April 2016

Icelandic approach to tackling child abuse doubles conviction rates

Read Anne Longfield’s Huffington Post blog about her visit to Iceland to see Barnahus in action:

“One model that is gaining increased attention from specialists and across Government is the Barnahus … an innovative model that supports [child sexual abuse] victims. It has proved so successful there that the number of convictions of perpetrators has more than doubled. Importantly, the process significantly lowers the chances of children being re-traumatised by having to relive their experiences in open court.”

Follow Anne Longfield on Twitter: @ChildrensComm

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