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Royal National Institute of Blind People Investigated After Sexual Abuse Allegation

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As a society, we put a great deal of trust, faith, and responsibility in the hands of charitable institutions to advocate, protect, care, and support those who are vulnerable or disabled.  But that trust has been significantly eroded over the past...

Rochdale Authorities' Response to Evidence of Child Abuse was "Careless and Wholly Inadequate" Inquiry Finds

Malcolm Underhill
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Authorities in Rochdale failed in their response to evidence of child abuse, at the council-run Knowl View Residential School , a new report has found. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report into historic abuse at the...

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...

Telford Child Sex Abuse Ring - Just Tip Of The Iceberg

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Idyllic Shropshire is hardly a county one would imagine a sex abuse scandal would occur in.  But unfortunately, in the past ten days, there have been a disturbing amount of reports coming from Telford about a child sexual abuse ring which could...

Oxfam sex abuse scandal widens following reports of abuse in charity shops

Malcolm Underhill
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The Oxfam sex abuse scandal has taken a new turn following reports that teenage volunteers in the charity’s UK shops have been abused. The charity's former head of safeguarding, Helen Evans, revealed that staff working in Oxfam’s charity...

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 Compensation Claims Against GPs and Other Medical Professionals

Malcolm Underhill
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The BBC has recently reported on child abuse claims made against a Shropshire GP who died 17 years ago. [1]   Hospitals, GP surgeries and medical centres are places upon which we all rely, often at times of weakness or vulnerability, when seeking...

Monster Paedophile Mark Frost Likely To Die In Prison

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Former teacher, Scout leader and father of an adopted child, Mark Frost, formally known as Andrew Tracey has been jailed for life after pleading guilty to 45 counts sexual abuse against children [1] . In one of the worst cases of sexual abuse ever to...

The UN Peacekeepers Child Abuse Scandal

Malcolm Underhill
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“Sometimes when I’m alone with my baby, I think about killing him. He reminds me of the man who raped me.” [1] It is one of the biggest scandals the United Nations (UN) has faced in decades. Women and children from conflict zones...

Rise in child abuse cases linked to witchcraft

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The Metropolitan Police has warned that an increasing number of child abuse cases involving accusations of witchcraft and exorcism are being reported to police.  A specialist unit in London recorded 46 alleged crimes linked to faith last year- more...