When sexual abuse is no longer kept secret, it opens up more avenues for healing. This is especially true around the letting go of shame and it also permits others, with similar experiences and who may be struggling, to come forward.
When Neil Harding began a class action against Dilworth, he was joined by around 30 other former students. But now that’s grown to 116.
“I think some have been so traumatised, that they have been waiting and I think they don’t want to be disappointed,” the former Dilworth student tells Newshub.
“I think they’re seeing that what we’re doing is uncovering something that has been kept secret for over 50 years.”https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/12/dilworth-class-action-group-calls-for-resignation-of-two-of-school-s-trust-board-members.html