Roger Grimshaw considers the implications of recent reports on young people.
The investigations into the actions of Jimmy Savile have prompted anxious reflections about the protection of children in institutions, the Centre's Research Director Dr Roger Grimshaw writes. Beyond individual inquiries, what is needed is an all-embracing policy initiative, based on a government commitment to enduring and comprehensive solutions.
My Story tells the stories of childhood trauma and violence experienced by young people convicted of serious acts of violence. Based on in-depth conversations with three young people in prison and presented in their own words, it offers a unique insight into the kind of severe, multiple and prolonged trauma experienced by many who while still children go on to perpetrate serious, violent acts.