Government research - Child abuse linked to accusations of possession and witchcraft
Author: Eleanor Stobart
Date Published: 29 June 2006
Department for Children, Schools and Families
This report concerns the frequency and severity of child abuse linked to accusations of Possession and Witchcraft. It identifies key features common to these cases, draws conclusions and makes recommendations. The report is based on desk research and discussions with social workers, school teachers, police officers, voluntary workers and others who had knowledge of aspects of the subject. An important feature has been collecting and examining reports of cases that occurred since January 2000, analysing the often limited information recorded and drawing conclusions from this material.
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