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Children who have been sexually exploited are being refused compensation by a Government agency on the grounds that they "consented" to their abuse, according to campaigners. They say victims as young as 12 have been denied payouts even if the perpetrators have been jailed. A coalition of charities including Barnardo's…
The Home Office was fined more than £360,000 by the Treasury for breaking the rules when negotiating the salary of the head of the public inquiry into child sexual abuse. Professor Alexis Jay (pictured) was appointed to lead the inquiry in August but the Government department secured retrospective approval for…
Police investigating football's child sex abuse scandal have identified 276 potential suspects and 741 victims. Some 328 football clubs, spanning all tiers of the game from the Premier League down to amateur level, are involved in the inquiry, codenamed Operation Hydrant. The latest figures from the investigation, being co-ordinated by…
More than 150 people have made allegations of child sexual abuse in football, with 11 arrests made. Police Scotland said officers have been contacted by 162 people since a major inquiry into abuse in football was launched at the end of last year. It was sparked by claims from former…
Amber Rudd has claimed up to 1,000 people have been helped by the national inquiry into child sexual abuse, amid warnings of a "total whitewash". The Home Secretary said it was "regrettable" that victims' group Survivors of Organised Institutional Abuse has formally withdrawn from the investigation after saying it is…
The final report by the Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry into the abuse of children in the Island's care system over many years was handed to the States of Jersey on Monday, 3 July, 2017. The 15 Terms of Reference dealt with the years from 1945 until the…
The Haut de la Garenne children's home in Jersey should be demolished, a long-awaited report into historical abuse and mistreatment of youngsters on the island has recommended. The home, dubbed "the house of horrors", was where hundreds of crimes were carried out over decades before it was shut in the…
A long-awaited report is being published following an inquiry into historical abuse and mistreatment of youngsters at children's homes in Jersey stretching back decades. The inquiry was set up to establish what went wrong over many years in the care system on the island, which has been rocked by horrific…
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