NSPCC calls for mandatory on line safety lessons

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NSPCC Cymru has called for mandatory on line safety lessons in Welsh schools to teach pupils about the dangers of social media and on line grooming. This has come after the publication of statistics obtained by the NSPCC under the Freedom of Information rules relating to the number of reported crimes involving on line grooming. Dyfed-Powys…

Ex-Priest Jailed for Child Abuse

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Philip Temple aged 66 pleaded guilty to abusing 12 boys and 1 girl whilst working as a Social Worker and a Catholic Priest in London in the 1970 and 1980’s. Temple worked as a Social Worker in Lambeth and Wandsworth Councils between 1971 and 1977. He abused the children in Care Homes in South London….

Professor Jay is announced as the new Chairwoman of the Abuse Inquiry

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The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that Professor Alexis Jay is the new Chairwoman of the Inquiry into sex abuse in England and Wales. Professor Jay led the abuse inquiry into the Rotherham abuse. She had previously been on the panel of advisers taking part in the investigation into claims made against public and…

Ex-Manager of Manor Court Road Children’s Home jailed for abuse

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Robert Brown, Ex Manager of the Nuneaton Manor Court Road Children’s Home  has been jailed for 9 years for physical and sexual abuse against young boys in his care. Robert Brown aged 69 from Norfolk was found guilty of 17 counts at the Warwick Crown Court. He was convicted of 14 counts of indecent assault on a…

Durham Former Vicar Guilty of Sinister Sex Abuse

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Granville Gibson a former vicar aged 80 has been convicted of two counts of indecent assault at the Durham Crown Court. Gibson an ex- clergyman abused two men aged 18 and 20 whilst he was the vicar at St Claire’s Church in Newton Aycliffe in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The Court heard evidence that Gibson , who…

Goddard Resigns from Child Sex Abuse Inquiry

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd has stated that the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse will continue “without delay” following the resignation of Dame Lowell Goddard. Dame Goddard, Chair of the Child Sex Abuse Inquiry issued a statement citing family reasons for her resignation. She said that the role was, “an incredibly difficult step to take…

Goddard Child Abuse Inquiry Launches Video

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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse being conducted by Justice Lowell Goddard has launched a video, providing details of the work of the Victims and Survivors’ Consultative Panel (VSCP). The VSCP is made up of Sheila Coates, Lucy Duckworth, Fay Maxted, Michael May, Peter Saunders, Chris Tuck, and Daniel Wolstencroft. The aim of the panel is…

Jordans Speak to BBC News on Kirklevington

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Molly Frost, a Solicitor in our Child Abuse Compensation Department, yesterday spoke with BBC News regarding developments under Operation Magnolia, the investigation being carried out by Cleveland Police into allegations of abuse at Kirklevington Detention Centre. The interview can be seen here Operation Magnolia has recently resulted in two arrests, with Cleveland Police continuing their…

Kirklevington Abuse Inquiry Makes Two Arrests

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Cleveland Police as part of Operation Magnolia, their investigation into abuse at Kirklevington Detention Centre in Yarm, have arrested one man aged 70 on suspicion of rape and a 61 year old man on suspicion of misconduct. The investigation was launched last year by Cleveland Police in response to allegations of physical and sexual abuse…