Church hit by 48 child abuse claims in one diocese, inquiry told

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Church hit by 48 child abuse claims in one diocese, inquiry told The extent of the Church of England’s failure to identify, expose and punish child abusers within its ranks is set to be laid bare by a major inquiry, … Continue reading

Matrix Chambers in turmoil over Ben Emmerson sex assault claims

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A leading barristers’ chambers has been thrown into crisis over its handling of sexual harassment allegations against one of its senior lawyers, The Times has learnt. Members of Matrix Chambers, the internationally recognised human rights set, have been warned that … Continue reading

Powerful want us to fail, says head of historical child abuse inquiry

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The head of the inquiry into historical child abuse has criticised powerful “vested interests” who see its work as a threat and want it to fail. Alexis Jay, who is the fourth person to chair the Independent Inquiry into Child … Continue reading

Victims pull out of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

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Sex abuse victims have been “utterly marginalised” by an inquiry set up to help them, one of the victims claimed. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is examining the extent to which religious groups and local authorities failed … Continue reading

Scaling back of sex abuse inquiry ruled out

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ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion has welcomed the results of an internal review which has concluded the national child sexual abuse inquiry will retain all of its investigations and should not be scaled back. Inquiry chairwoman Professor Alexis Jay has rejected … Continue reading

Sex abuse probe won’t be scaled back, and it could last 10 years

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THE national child sexual abuse inquiry will retain all of its investigations after an internal review concluded it should not be scaled back. Chairwoman Professor Alexis Jay, who led the inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, rejected suggestions that … Continue reading

Woman in court charged with “stalking” Rotherham abuse whistleblower

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A CHILD sex abuse victim will be tried next year for allegedly stalking a Rotherham borough councillor. Sarah Wilson (pictured), who waived her right to lifelong anonymity to publish a book on her ordeal, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court to … Continue reading