Investigating Britain’s biggest ever child sex scandal

Professor Liz Kelly worked as a part of a national investigation which found that up to 1,000 children were sexually abused in Telford over a 40-year period.

Date: 10 April 2018

Professor Liz Kelly, Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Metropolitan University, recently contributed to a national inquiry which found a shocking hidden problem of child sexual abuse in the town of Telford, Shropshire.

The scandal found that up to 1,000 children had been sexually abused over a 40-year period, revealing this to be Britain’s biggest ever child scandal. The shocking results have prompted Telford’s MP, Lucy Allan, to call for an independent inquiry.

Professor Kelly worked with the Mirror, who led the investigation, to calculate the figures.

The story has been widely covered on the Telegraph, the Independent, Sky News, the Metro and the Mirror.

Professor Kelly teaches on Child and Woman Abuse MA at London Met.