A COUNCILLOR who blew the whistle on Oxfam's safeguarding practices has spoken out about her ordeal since going public with her revelations.

Helen Evans, a Labour county councillor for Iffley, spoke out earlier this month over the concerns she had as the charity's global head of safeguarding between 2012 and 2015.

She revealed teenage volunteers at UK shops had been abused and overseas staff had traded aid for sex and criticised the charity for not taking action.

She said she urged Oxfam to invest more into safeguarding – but said she quit her role in frustration.

Following her TV interview on Channel 4 she has now spoken of the abuse she has been subjected to as a result.

Ms Evans took to her Facebook page to urge people not to remain silent if they know of wrongdoing.

She said: "Recently I spoke publicly about my attempts to blow the whistle on Oxfam’s safeguarding practices.

"In doing so I exposed my family to press at our door, the inevitable internet trolls and criticism from Oxfam’s CEO.

"It’s been tough but what I’ve experienced doesn’t even begin to compare to the experiences of those who’ve suffered sexual exploitation and abuse."

She added: "Never again must we bear witness to silence for fear of damaging institutions we hold dear.

"The price of silence is too high."

The former Oxfam boss also feared the voice of the survivors may be lost and called for the Charity Commission' pending inquiry to listen to those who have suffered abuse.

Oxfam has faced intense criticism over its handling of sex allegations, including the use of prostitutes by workers in Haiti in 2011.

Oxfam GB chief executive Mark Goldring told MPs last week he was sorry for the damage done to the people of Haiti and to the wider efforts of aid workers.