What’s so special about ‘ritual abuse’?

Recently we’ve been discussing the “Fresh Start Foundation”, an organisation whose stated goal is to undermine the work of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, and whose harassment of adult sexual abuse survivors seems to indicate that they’re also keen to co-opt or oust the IICSA. It’s difficult to imagine why an organisation which is ostensibly…

False Start Foundation: Same shit, different day

Last April we began tracking a new organisation which was claiming to represent the interests of survivors of child sexual abuse. The “Fresh Start Foundation”—yet another “foundation” with a name which could easily be confused with a number of others, rather like the “Knight Foundation”—had a very interesting list of founding officers, many of whom…

Jake Clarke up to his old tricks

Long-time readers of this blog might recall that in September 2016 we took the decision to make posts about Jake Clarke “private”—that is, they were hidden from public view. At that time, Jake had been involuntarily hospitalised for treatment of a psychiatric disorder, and we felt that removing posts about him would be the kind…