This is a follow up to my recent NAPAC article, where I questioned the relationship between an agency who counsels abuse survivors and the Needle blog.
Some background to this can be found HERE, which may give an insight into why this causes me great concern.
I recieved an email back from NAPAC, two in fact, which shows that NAPAC is NOT connected to either Gojam or the Needle in any way.
It also shows that although I have given them clear evidence of the manner in which Gojam treats historic abuse survivors, as long as they are getting donations from the link on his website, they apparently do not give a damn.
The other email from Mr. Saunders recommends I take “whatever action deemed neccesary,” which I have taken to be permission to publish this email as evidence of contact at least.
Draw what you want from this, but I know that I will not be recommending that any vunerable abuse survivor ever contacts NAPAC, or Gojam and the Needle.
*ADDENDUM: I would be remiss if I did not mention that although the Needle does indeed highlight, carefully-selected cases of the endemic and deep-seated childhood abuse in this country, they/he is also very selective in his choice of survivors to champion. They are usually vunerable, compliant and highly suggestible. The stronger survivors, those who have their own voices and the means to be heard, he abuses, attacks and attempts to discredit them, also encouraging others to do likewise.*