Child abuse inquiry member says it's doing lots of good work that gets ignored by negative press

Child abuse inquiry 'is doing a lot of good work' despite negative publicity, says NAPAC founder

NAPAC founder Peter Saunders has urged victims not to lose confidence in the inquiry

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The founder of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood has urged victims not to lose confidence in the historic inquiry into child sex abuse.

The embattled inquiry took another blow today after leading lawyer Aileen McColgan quit over concerns about its leadership. She was previously leading the investigation into potential abuse in Catholic and Anglican churches. 

Peter Saunders, who serves on the Victims and Survivors consultative panel of the inquiry, said he witnesses "a lot of good work" at the inquiry, but claims this gets buried under a weight of negative press coverage.

Saunders urged victims not to lose confidence because of "negative publicity, because it is still going full force."

Listen to the interview above.