Social Media

Two victims of abuse in Rochdale fear they will not live to see the outcome of the far-reaching child sexual abuse inquiry, their counsel has said. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) will look at allegations of the sexual abuse and exploitation of children at Cambridge House Boys'…
Rochdale Council's chief executive has apologised for the authority's "unforgivable" response to concerns about sexual abuse at a residential school for boys linked to the late politician Cyril Smith. Smith was the subject of sex abuse allegations and investigations over decades during his career, first as a prominent local councillor…
A former Church of England priest has been jailed for 12 years for a string of sexual offences against two boys dating back to the late 1980s. Jonathan Graves, of Jervis Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, is the third former priest from the Diocese of Chichester to be convicted following an…
A woman has claimed she was abused at an orphanage run by nuns where the bodies of hundreds of children were "buried" in a mass grave. Theresa Tolmie-McGrane told the BBC she suffered mental, physical and sexual abuse at Smyllum Park Orphanage (pictured) in Lanark in the 1970s. A BBC…
Sexually abused children as young as 12 could still be denied compensation under revised official guidelines on the grounds they had "consented", it has been reported. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) launched a review earlier this year amid concerns that victims of child grooming gangs were being refused payments,…
A man who claimed he had been raped and abused by a Westminster paedophile ring could face charges after the police referred his case to prosecutors. The accuser, known only as Nick for legal reasons, sparked Operation Midland after claiming he had been abused for nine years by the VIP…
A former Liberal Democrat MP has revealed he was a suspect into a two-year investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage girl. John Hemming, who represented Birmingham Yardley, issued a statement on his blog after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided to drop the case against three people.…
The agency which deals with compensation claims from victims of child sexual assault is re-examining its guidelines, the Justice Secretary has said. David Lidington said the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (Cica) had mounted an "urgent re-examination" of its internal guidelines following concerns raised earlier this year. Changes have been urged…
Page 1 of 23