The number of people coming forward with allegations about historic child abuse is set to reach "many tens of thousands", a local MP has warned.
Labour backbencher John Mann, who has been campaigning on the issue, said the state "can't deal with" the volume of claims that are being made.
He insisted there was too much focus on who was going to run the Government's troubled inquiry into paedophile activity, and suggested a national institute needed to be created to make progress.
His comments, on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, come with the shape of the wide-ranging probe ordered by Home Secretary Theresa May still mired in uncertainty.
Two candidates for chair - former judge Baroness Butler-Sloss and ex-Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf - have already had to stand aside over their establishment links.
But Mr Mann said there had been too much emphasis on individuals.
A marathon session in the Commons to allow MPs to mark the death of Baroness Thatcher has taken place today.
Parliament was told the former Prime Minister from Grantham had made Britain great again, but there was also anger with some Labour MPs boycotting the debate calling it a waste of money.
The South Yorkshire MP John Healey has accused David Cameron of hijacking Margaret Thatcher's death for political gain. Grace Melody Gardner reports.
Catch up with what backbench MPs from the region raised with the Prime Minister in the Commons.
Including John Mann (Labour, Bassetlaw), on new taxes, George Galloway (Respect, Bradford West), on intervention in Mali and Craig Whittaker (Conservative, Calder Valley), on last night's vote on boundary reform.
John Mann MP for Bassetlaw told the House of Commons this morning, just what he thinks should happen to King Richard III remains.
Bassetlaw MP, John Mann has announced on his website that he's tabled an Early Day Motion in the to celebrate Lee Westwood's Freedom of the District honour.