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Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has resigned from an honorary role he held within the Church of England after a damning review into the handling of the case of a bishop who abused young men. The independent review, called Abuse Of Faith, looked at how the church dealt with…
A man has been convicted of raping and sexually assaulting blind children while he was a schoolboy. From the age of 12, David Penman sexually assaulted numerous pupils at the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh. All of his victims, male and female, are blind or partially sighted, as he is.…
Legislation to lift a time bar to allow survivors of childhood abuse to sue for damages will be voted on at Holyrood later. The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill scraps the existing three-year time limit on personal injury cases for survivors of childhood abuse up to 1964. Minister for Community…
Victims of historical child abuse in Northern Ireland have been told they will not receive promised financial compensation for at least another 10 months because of the political crisis. Many have been left devastated to discover that no provision was made in the 2017/18 budget to cover the scheme. Politicians…
There has been a "huge increase" in reports of emotional abuse against children, a leading children's charity has warned. NSPCC said that it has seen a 200% increase over seven years in the number of calls to its helpline from people concerned about children being subjected to emotional abuse. The…
This learning summary provides a brief, anonymised account of the circumstances of the case and agency involvement. It presents the process and findings, with an analysis overview, learning points and recommendations. It will not refer to all of the particulars of the case. The learning points, recommendations and action points…
A review into historic incidents of abuse in Scottish football is ready to begin the "crucial yet sensitive" stage of information-gathering. Preparatory work has been concluded for the review, which has been commissioned by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and is chaired by Martin Henry. The sport has been rocked…
A significant case review into the death of a toddler murdered by his mother and her civil partner has found "missed opportunities across services" which could have "potentially prevented" the harm he suffered. However, the independent review found Liam Fee's death "could not have been prevented" and his mother and…
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