Kathleen McChesney, former Executive Director, Office of Child Protection, US Conference of Catholic Bishops former Executive Assistant Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
This book is a "must-read" for all who work to prevent the atrocities perpetrated by Jimmy Savile and others like him from being repeated. Marcus Erooga and colleagues have compiled an extraordinary and timely work that captures the multiple factors that allowed predators to sexually abuse the vulnerable with impunity. Their careful research enlightens us as to the complex reasons why victims find it so difficult to report their abuse and why bystanders miss, or even worse ignore, the signs that abuse is occurring.
Linda Davison, Headteacher, Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Given how rampant Savile's abuse of power was, lessons must be learnt. Marcus Erooga gives a compelling message for all institutions to ensure clarity and consistency of safeguarding policies are established and followed. Savile's victims were made to feel powerless. No one should ever have to experience what these victims did in the future.