John Cameron, Head of the NSPCC's helpline, said the charity had received a "surge of calls" in recent weeks relating to the allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile. But he said:
Some parents are concerned that they will not be believed, or that they may be blamed for not preventing it. But Mr Cameron dismissed those worries, saying:
- The NSPCC's new guidance for parents and carers, 'What can I do? Protecting your child from sexual abuse,' is available now to download from www.nspcc.org.uk.