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DottyDooRidesAgain Thu 03-Jul-14 19:57:51

A guest speaker/poster/professional?

I am part of a thread discussing historical/personal accounts of sexual abuse and rape.
A few posters have posted about their negative experiences with the police. Obviously this is distressing and should never have happened to them but it does concern me that somebody reading the thread may be put off reporting a sex crime to the police.
Most of the posters on that thread have cited reasons for not reporting and not being believed/badly treated by the police was one of them.

I wonder if it would be possible for MNHQ to have a sexual abuse/rape officer do a blog or Q & A session where the process of reporting a sex crime can be discussed along with how the victim can expect to be treated. I just feel this maybe be a positive step towards people feeling they can report a sex crime and that they will be treated with dignity and respect no matter if it was a stranger/lover/husband or family member.

If MNHQ have already covered this then I apologise, I'm relatively new to the site.

Many thanks

amyMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-Jul-14 17:24:27

Hi Dotty,

Starting a thread in site stuff is the best way to make a request. If it looks like there's a lot of interest in a certain guest then we'll do our best to get them to come along.

AlpacaLypse Fri 04-Jul-14 17:39:52

The issue of what happens/should happen/sometimes goes wrong when a sexual assault is reported and investigated has come up before, usually in Relationships threads. I think Dotty has a good idea.

DottyDooRidesAgain Sat 05-Jul-14 01:04:05

Thank you Amy.

I'm not sure how to raise any interest but I will have a think.

Thank you Alpaca I do think it may help those who have been through it or are going through it. If they can feel a little more prepared for what will happen if they report it.

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