Peter Saunders; NAPAC @NAPAC https://twitter.com/NAPAC
Published: 22:01, 15 November 2014 | Updated: 01:17, 16 November 2014
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Sunday 16 November 2014
Child sexual abuse victims' charity in danger of collapse
"The leading charity for supporting victims of child sexual abuse is being forced out of its London office because of soaring rent, and will go bust in six months unless urgent funding is secured.
Peter Saunders, chief executive of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (Napac), said the charity he founded in 1995 has six weeks to find new premises, after its current landlord raised the rent by 50 per cent; otherwise, it will become homeless.
Napac's income fell by more than £100,000 between 2011 and 2013 while the charity's spending increased by £75,000, according to its accounts. Its workload increased dramatically over the same period: in 2011, the charity answered 2,902 calls and responded to 750 emails. By 2013 those figures had risen to 5,192 and 1,858 respectively. The charity recently opened a new office in Stockport, its first outside London, to help cater for the 300 per cent rise in people asking for support.
Mr Saunders was critical of help promised by the BBC following a series of abuse scandals, including those involving Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall. After the Savile scandal erupted two years ago, George Entwistle, the former BBC director general, gave Napac £10,000, which was used to help train staff to handle calls from abuse victims. Calls spiralled after the allegations against Savile were revealed.
A row between the charity and Lord Patten, the former BBC chairman, became public when letters between the two were published. It was resolved when Lord Patten acknowledged Napac's important role and the BBC's "essential" relationship with organisations such as Napac as it "seeks to deal with the fallout from the appalling crimes carried out by Jimmy Savile. I hope our two organisations can continue to work closely in the future."
June 1st, 2013
The Insistence of Memory
"Like any modern organisation NAPAC has a copious website. It includes newsletters reaching a decade back in time, although it first came into being in 1999.
As with any campaigning organisation it was capable of holding views that clashed with the status-quo. Certainly, it's view that one or two innocent people in prison was a price worth paying went diametrically against the broad thrust of civil rights reaching back to the idealistic 1960's, but in the paedogeddon times of 1999 and thereafter, such a view has gained the increasing approval of many in Society, especially in the law-making fraternity.
NAPAC also expresses a quite strident disapproval of those in the field of Psychology who postulate notions of False Memory Syndrome as well as those who question Ritual, or Satanic Abuse. This clipping is from NAPAC's 2003 newsletter ..."