Stereotyping by practitioners preventing disclosure of child sexual abuse in ethnic minority groups

Child sexual abuse inquiry finds people from ethnic minorities told abuse was part of their culture, practitioners not acting for fear of being seen as racist and ‘whiteness’ of institutions dissuading victims from disclosing. Cultural stereotyping among social workers and other professionals is creating barriers to people from ethnic minority communities disclosing child sexual abuse, the inquiry into CSA has found. Victims and survivors reported being told that abuse was part of their culture and also said that professionals failed to act for fear of being perceived as racist, said a report last week from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in partnership with the Race Equality Foundation. Read more.