One in four girls and one in six boys under 16 have been the victims of sexual abuse. Graham Wilmer founder of the Lantern Project believes there could be as many as 11.7 million victims of child abuse in Britain.
He said the problem was a ‘national epidemic ‘.
The NSPCC estimates that one in 20 children has been the victim of sexual abuse.
Wilmer was appointed by Home Secretary Theresa May to be on the panel of a board looking at historical cases of child abuse, which has already seen the resignation of two chairs and criticism from victims.
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