ECONOMIC costs of Child Sexual Abuse #CSA

Anne Longfield
Children’s Commissioner for England
The Office of the Children’s Commissioner
Sanctuary Buildings
20 Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BT                                                                                                      14th April 2015

Dear Ms Longfield,


I am involved in investigating child sexual abuse linked to politicians at Westminster.  This letter should be read in conjunction with the attachments listed below.

I am writing to you because I have not, to date, come across any official statistics which quantify the financial cost of child sexual abuse to the national economy. This would seem to be a serious gap in the research data related to child sexual abuse. According to one on-line source(1) child sexual abuse affects a significant number of children under the age of sixteen, I quote the site below:

“Approx 1 in 30 children (aged under 16 years old) in the UK have been sexually abused by an adult aged over 16 years old (Note: The NSPCC quote figures of 1 in 20, but that includes child versus child sexual abuse). 

Population of UK in 2014 was 64.1 million – Of which approx 14.5 million are aged under 16 years old which equates to approx 483,333 UK Children that have been sexually abused by an adult.”

The psychological effects of child sexual abuse have been subject to extensive academic study and the autobiographical accounts of survivors are also extensive. It is accepted that drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness and other self-destructive patterns of behaviour are common among abuse victims. What appears to be missing is the translation of this into a financial profile which equates to the cost to the economy in increased expenditure on the NHS & mental health services.  There must also be a cost in terms of productivity.  

I would ask that you consider the above and, if I am correct in my assertion, I would ask you to consider commissioning appropriate research to establish the facts.

Yours sincerely,

Michael H. Murrin



Letter to The Queen (2) – April 2015

Letter to Justice Lowell Goddard

Correspondence with Ben Wallace, MP

Email to Mr M. Rahman – Independent Police Complaints Commission


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5 Responses to ECONOMIC costs of Child Sexual Abuse #CSA

  1. yolandek says:

    I read this week that it is one in ten children who suffer sexual abuse Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:44:21 +0000 To:

  2. minhysterie says:

    I’m afraid that ‘profits’ probably are high er than costs…. In Holland it’s known for a fact that child Services gets commission(!) for each ‘care’ step. The no.’s of commission % are kept secret and vary per action of (forced) ‘help’ (psychiatric trajects etc.). It is also a fact that they get € 90.000 for each in care placing. Since child Services c.s. = government, these outrageous high costs are paid by the tax payers. Plus they receive a government allowance (tax payers money) of€ (!!!) a year!
    Now a normal personen would say that that’s a huge amount of tax money going around in child Services world…. but. If you total the number of al the jobs around this child molesting system, it’s big time money! Although half (or way more?) of the people are clerks or semi clerks (paid by tax money), there’s an insane huge system built around this ‘care’: laywers, judges, fosters, psychiatrists, etc etc etc, you name it. Everbody benefits. It IS a big part of ‘the economy’. It’s so big, that they can’t turn it around, because that would be disastrous for ‘the economy’….

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  4. Currently family doctors are paid a bonus of £55 for each new case of dementia diagnosed through their initial alert. Perhaps the same could happen with Social Services and a ‘diagnosis’ of child abuse – but it still amounts to the ignoble practice of bounty-hunting rather than caring about a human tragedy in the making.

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