This is a difficult issue to grapple with. Infantilising the subject of paedophilia by, ahem, playing it down with a card game seems somewhat inappropriate. However, if the gift is given to many households throughout the U.K. then the weighty evidence and information on paedophilia in the British Establishment will be seen by, and in the possession of, many people. (This information needs to be on the streets -not hidden away on the internet.) I think this constant reminder of a taboo subject outweighs any accusation of making fun of such an national outrage that the Establishment is trying to sweep under the carpet.
Jonathon Blakeley over on the Deliberation website raises a very important point: “It [the card game] features all those well known celebrities from, the BBC – Jimmy Savile, Rolf Harris and many politicians too. It’s collection is also interesting for the many omissions of people still living and very powerful.” -Ed.
Source: Cathy Fox:
The more information we have the better chance we have of preventing child abuse.
I am not entering the debate about whether cards should be on sale or not, as that would be a distraction from my intention of providing the information that is on the cards. I do however provide some links about it below.
Apologies for the first few reading right to left. Click on them to enlarge.
Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers. National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]. Useful post on triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
 2014 Nov 23 Deliberation.info British Nonces Card Games Controversy http://www.deliberation.info/british-nonces-card-game-controversy/
 UK and Eire Database for crimes agaisnt children. Paedophile Top Trumps http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/
[A] Sanctuary for the Abused http://abusesanctuary.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/for-survivors-coping-with-triggers-if.html
[B] NAPAC http://www.napac.org.uk/
[C] One in Four http://www.oneinfour.org.uk/
[D] Havoca http://www.havoca.org/HAVOCA_home.htm
[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post http://survivorsjustice.com/2014/02/26/triggers-what-are-they-and-how-do-we-work-through-them/
[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog http://survivorsjustice.com/
This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email email@example.com.
cathyfox the truth will out, the truth will shout, the truth will set us free