What an arse-about-face country this place has turned into.
News this week that the Ministry of Justice (i.e. the tax-payer) is giving £164,000 a year to ‘Circles UK’, a charity set up to help paedophiles reintegrate into society. We will fott half the annual cost o run the nationwide network of volunteers whose stated aim is to "manage those who have been convicted of sexual offences in a just and humane manner", much unlike the manner in which they treated their victims.
Meanwhile, ‘Phoenix Survivors‘ has closed down due to lack of funding despite being promised by the Home Secretary, Jacqui Spliff.
Phoenix Survivors was a charity which helps child victims of paedophiles. The organisation was run by two women one of whom is Sara Payne, mother of Sarah Payne who was abducted & murdered. They said in one case they have been forced to cease funding counselling for a five-year-old victim of paedophile Craig Sweeney as funds have dried up & the family cannot afford the £6,000 cost.
They have set up an online petition calling for paedophile victims to be included in anti-discrimination laws. You can find it at at www.tpcauk.com/RARE.html
While it’s a shame that some child victims of sexual abuse will no longer have access to charitable assistance, it’s comforting to know that the people who destroyed their lives are being looked after.