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Save the Children's international chairman has resigned amid what he described as the "complex mix of challenges" facing the charity sector. Sir Alan Parker said he believed a change was needed, leading him to step down from his role eight months before his 10-year term was due to end. Sir…
A top private school sports coach has been convicted of indecently assaulting his students. Ajaz Karim sexually abused six girls aged 14 to 18 while he worked at Christ's Hospital School, in Horsham, West Sussex, between 1985 and 1993. The jury convicted the 63-year-old of nine charges of indecent assault…
Hundreds of new serious cases of charity beneficiaries and staff being put at risk of harm have emerged in the wake of the Oxfam scandal, a watchdog said. The Charity Commission has opened 440 new cases after receiving 523 fresh reports in February and March, almost half the number it…
Four students who sexually abused vulnerable girls have been jailed for between four and five years after a judge said they had treated their victims like "trophies". Taiyab Hussain, Shaheem Ratyal (right) and Sohail Ali (centre), all aged 19, and 18-year-old Mohammed Rizwan (left), were arrested when a teenager realised…
Aid agencies should introduce a better gender balance in order to combat sexual abuse by mainly male staff, a former Oxfam executive has told MPs. Such a move is "absolutely crucial" because of the link between abuse of predominantly female victims in developing countries and man-heavy senior teams, said Helen…
Northern Ireland's Justice Department is expected to launch a review of how serious sexual offences are addressed. Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were cleared of rape following a nine-week trial that ended last month. Victims groups have sought a review of the criminal justice system.…
More child sexual abuse imagery is being found on the internet than ever before, according to new research by a British charity which tracks such images online. The Internet Watch Foundation found 78,589 URLs featuring disturbing content last year, a 37% rise on the previous 12 months. Around a third…
A "valuable opportunity" was missed to prosecute Rochdale's former Liberal MP Cyril Smith during his lifetime in the late 1990s, a child sexual abuse inquiry found. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded authorities in the town showed a "total lack of urgency" to address the sexual exploitation…
Child sexual abuse involving pupils at Knowl View happened from its early years onwards and continued for 20 years, an independent panel found. The council-run residential school in Rochdale was set up in 1969 to house boys aged from seven to 16 with a "wide range of needs and adverse…
A Labour councillor said to have lied to an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in Rochdale is facing a possible police investigation. Richard Farnell told a panel last year he was unaware of issues of abuse involving a residential school in the town while he was leader of Rochdale…
A former priest who sexually abused three boys and a student priest has been jailed for nine years. Francis Paul Moore, 82, sexually assaulted one young boy at a primary school in North Ayrshire and the other two, both altar boys, at a leisure centre and beach at Irvine between…
Court of Appeal judges say a man who was earlier found to have "sexually interfered" with his teenage daughter is owed an apology. They say "findings of fact" by a High Court judge must be "disregarded". Social services staff have been told to treat the man and the teenager's mother…
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