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The Western Trust are urging parents to be aware of the risk of Child Sexual Exploitation. The call comes as part of the Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Week organised by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland. Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of sexual abuse when a person exploits…
A profoundly disabled man who died at a nursing home in Northern Ireland may have been strangled, a pathologist said. Wheelchair-user Seamus McCollum, 56, had cerebral palsy and was fed through a tube. He died at the Maine Nursing Home in Co Antrim in September 2011 and marks were found…
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) has today published its priorities for the forthcoming NI Assembly Mandate. As pressures mount for social workers, NIASW is calling on each political party to make manifesto pledges supporting the creation of a workforce strategy to ensure staff workloads are manageable, and…
A predatory priest's sex crimes were ignored to protect the good name of the Catholic church, a public inquiry found. Fr Brendan Smyth attacked children "far and wide" at residential homes in Northern Ireland from the 1940s and was convicted of more than 100 offences. He was allowed a car…
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