The holy trinity for perpetrators is power, secrecy, and opportunity. There is no better place for a perpetrator to operate than a Regulated Activity children are usually present in great numbers and grooming can be undertaken in open sight and with confidence because of the position they hold. Dr Myles Bradbury was a model example as this article from the BBC shows. He worked at the hospital for four years, yet it took a rare disclosure from a child to his parent for his Bradbury’s grim deception to be exposed. Why it did not come to light sooner and perhaps as a result of a staff report, we will unlikely ever learn.

Mandate Now was interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridge: