This is very heartening Musket. But of course there will still be children who are afraid to say anything about abuse, for example if it's conducted by a member of the family. At least we're all much more aware nowadays, as you say. When my husband first encountered Father Christmas's grottoes, he was horrified. He couldn't imagine any mother taking her child into a dark 'cave' to talk to a strange, bearded man. When I told him that in the past, the child was encouraged to sit on the chap's knee, he nearly fell over. Nowadays I always tease him if we pass a 'grotto in the garden centre, and ask the 'elf' to take him in to sit in Pere Noel's lap. And he still, after all these years, looks slightly panic-stricken!