Is the criminal justice system adequately equipped to deal with child sexual abuse, and are we getting the sentencing of offenders right? Is there a place for therapeutic interventions? Can restorative justice ever have a place? Helena Kennedy QC questions what ‘justice’ means.
Helena Kennedy is one of Britain's most distinguished lawyers. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights. She has used many public platforms – including the House of Lords, to which she was elevated in 1997 – to argue with passion, wit and humanity for social justice. She has also written and broadcast on a wide range of issues, from medical negligence to terrorism to the rights of women and children.
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Please note: The production of Downstate discusses and contains graphic descriptions of child abuse and rape, there is also reference to drug use and self-harm that some people may find distressing. This talk will therefore include discussion of some of these themes. If you require further information, contact details are provided in our online Help centre.
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NAPAC - Offers support to adult survivors and training for those who support them.
MIND - Provides support and advice to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
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