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The public inquiry into child sexual abuse cost more than £20 million in the last year, new figures show. Data from the last financial year shows the former head of the probe racked up expenses in excess of £41,000 in addition to her six-figure salary. Dame Lowell Goddard rocked the…
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…
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 victim group has said it is formally withdrawing from the national inquiry into child sexual abuse, claiming the investigation is "not fit for purpose". Survivors of Organised and Institutional Abuse (SOIA) said it announced the decision with "deep regret" but felt the probe was not serving the needs of…
Theresa May must immediately implement a promised redress scheme for victims of historical child abuse in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Unionist Party has said. The collapse of Stormont has meant that victims have been left without any redress, despite promises of a public apology, compensation and counselling following a major…
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