Keir Starmer in announcing the need for reform of child abuse investigations may be knocking on an open door leveraged by the recent cases reported in the media including Rochdale and the Savile enquiry . There is certainly a new atmosphere of pandemonium over these cases .
However the lessons of the last moral panic over child abuse and the consequent spate of wrongful convicitons should act as a clear warning sign of the dangers of going too far in the legitimate pursuit of trying to do justice to genuine victims of child abuse .
The issues are addressed in an article by Mark Newby and Mark Barlow Barrister which can be accessed here :
Link to ITV News Story