http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/4294417.stm Black church and community leaders are calling for action to protect children from the effects of exorcisms. A spokeswoman for Africans Against Child Abuse (Afruca) said church leaders who believe in possession needed education on child protection. A BBC investigation suggests only a third of London's local authorities are addressing the issue seriously. The Newsnight probe suggests some children are being beaten by parents trying to drive out evil spirits. Afruca spokeswoman Debbie Ariyo said she was not surprised by the findings because the driving out of demons was known to be a widespread practice within the African churches.