A colleague (the team's counsellor) told me recently that a client of ours was sexually abused, but that the rest of the team should not be told - that if they asked what was behind behaviours related to the abuse and why she's going to court I should tell them that her father hit her, because that "is more acceptable". WTF? I feel like I've been told all over again that being a victim / survivor of sexual abuse is unacceptable, shameful, has to be hidden. I feel dirty and ashamed twice over - for my own experience of abuse and for being enlisted to cover and lie about my client's. Surely if even professionals providing care to a child have to be given an "acceptable" cover story that is perpetuating the culture of shame and secrecy that allows abuse to occur and continue and prevents victims seeking help in the first place? Or am I just being oversensitive?