Why an apology for abuse is so important
As a lawyer who specialises in representing victims and survivors of child abuse and sexual abuse, I appreciate the importance of an apology from their abuser and/or the institution where the abuse took place.
Posted on 05 May 2022
It is not possible for a court to order an institution to apologise while a civil case is ongoing (and it would probably negate any value of such an apology) so it is entirely dependent on an institution to do this of its own accord.
- Accepting the abuse took place
- Acknowledging they share responsibility for the abuse taking place
- Appreciating the impact on the victim/survivor by the abuse
- Apologising (and with no conditions attached)
- Acting to ensure that safeguarding and checks are improved to prevent abuse happening again.
Kyniska Advocacy’s five-point plan to halt sexual violence in sport
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