Child Abuse and Bureaucracy: An Interview with Dr Michael Salter
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In this episode of the HJ Talks About Abuse podcast, host Alan Collins speaks to Dr Michael Salter about the issue of systemic child abuse within religious bureaucracies.

Dr Salter explains how some seminaries are fertile ground for abuse to take place and that once committed, sexual abuse can be too easily perpetuated through a generational cycle of abuse. 

It is clear from this interview that the organisational structure of a religious institution matters less than the vigilance of those within the institution to report abuse when they see it and to minimise the risk that abuse can happen.

If you have experienced abuse within a religious organisation or know someone who has, speak to Alan Collins about your rights and what you can do about it by emailing 

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