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The Worrying Growth of Peer on Peer Sexual Abuse in Our Schools

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The BBC recently covered a deeply disturbing story regarding peer-on-peer sexual abuse by school age children.  According to the NSPCC, cases like this involving not only secondary aged children, but also primary schoolers, happen, “thousands...

The Chichester Child Abuse Scandal - Normalising the Abnormal

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Chichester is a beautiful and historic cathedral city located in the South-West, between the lively seaside town of Brighton, and the naval city of Portsmouth to the west.  For many that have visited Chichester, and Sussex more widely, they will be...

Jehovah Witness Abuse Victims Coming Forward - Just The Tip Of The Iceberg?

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It has been reported that more than 100 people have spoken to the Guardian newspaper about allegations of child abuse in the Jehovah Witness church.  Many fear that given the size of the organisation, there may be hundreds or even thousands more victims...

We believe Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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The Metropolitan Police Service has abandoned its policy of automatically believing victims of sexual abuse, according to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick. Speaking to The Times , Ms Dick said that she had “rethought” the...

Shocking extent of sexual abuse in UK boarding schools revealed in new documentary

Malcolm Underhill
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The true scale of sexual abuse in UK boarding schools has been exposed in a new ITV documentary that has revealed hundreds of people are accused of abusing children in some of the UK’s leading private schools. The documentary, part of ITV’s ...

Victims still looking for justice over historic child abuse in Islington children's homes

Malcolm Underhill
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Islington Council has appointed a top Queen’s Counsel to investigate former Mayor Sandy Marks’ links to historic child abuse that took place in local children’s homes and the council from the 1970s through to the 1990s. Sarah Morgan QC...

Child Abuse In Catholic Schools: "Everybody Knew What Was Going On"

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A recent article in The Times by its chief travel writer, Stephen Bleach, has brought to the fore the terrible abuse suffered by past students at St Benedict’s in Ealing, West London [1] . At the end of November, Andrew Soper (or Father...

Four Ex-Teachers At Christ's Hospital School Charged With Historic Sex Abuse Offences

Malcolm Underhill
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The community of Horsham, West Sussex is in shock after it was announced yesterday that four former teachers at Christ’s Hospital School have been charged with historic sexual abuse of pupils. The incidents took place between 1980 and 1996. Gary...

The Shocking Cover-Up Of Abuse In Private Boarding Schools

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At the beginning of April, journalist Alex Renton wrote a detailed article in the Sunday Times about the abuse he suffered at Ashdown House, the Sussex boarding school where he was placed by his parents at the age of eight [1] . He talks of being full of...

NICE Releases New Guidance on Child Abuse and Neglect

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recently released guidance to be considered by all practitioners working with children and young people under the age of 18, including social workers, healthcare professionals and lead...

Let's Be Clear On Sexual Relations Between Teachers And Students Over 16

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It’s not OK. The law is crystal clear on this issue.  Under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 , any sexual relationship between someone who is in a position of trust, such as a teacher and a person to whom that trust extends, is criminal [1] . ...

Can I Claim Compensation If The Person Who Sexually Abused Me Has Died?

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For people who have suffered sexual abuse, especially as a child , it may take years before they have the courage to tell the police about their ordeal.  And in the time that passes, their abuser may have died. The classic example of this is in...

Stolen Childhoods: Surviving Following a Childhood in a Cult

Malcolm Underhill
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If you are in immediate danger, please call 999. Child abuse linked to exorcism and witchcraft accusations is on the rise in Britain. According to figures obtained by the BBC, The Metropolitan Police said there were 60 crimes linked to faith in London...

Compensation Helps Victims Recover From Stolen Childhoods

Malcolm Underhill
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Jimmy Saville, Rochdale, Operation Pallial.  These names and many more have become familiar to all of us who read the papers, but for the survivors of abuse which took place in children’s care homes, hearing these names can bring back horrific,...

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British Boarding Schools: Sexual Abuse Claims Still Emerging

Malcolm Underhill
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The aftermath of sexual abuse occurring at some of Britain’s leading boarding schools has drastically affected the lives of some former students.  In 2014, award-winning journalist, Alex Renton, wrote an explosive article in the Guardian...