The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) is evidence of the extent of child sex abuse that occurred in the past, but how does it even begin to happen? The IICSA are investigating not only what happened but how. Peter Garsden, Manchester-based Abuse solicitor, explains the true meaning of grooming and what to do
Of the 13 strands of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA), the English Benedictine Congregation and other Roman Catholic religious orders make up a single strand. It was revealed in April 2017 that Ampleforth College, in Yorkshire, would provide a case study for investigations into other institutions, but what happened at the college?
The UK Charity Commission has criticised a Manchester based congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for their dealings with child abuse cases over the last 23 years. After an elder within the congregation was accused of sexual abuse in the early 90s, several efforts were made to cover-up this abuse. Gemma Pilkington, Abuse Solicitor, explains the history
Four male teachers from Christ’s Hospital Boarding School in West Sussex are facing charges over a range of sexual offences carried out during their employment at the school in the late 80s and early 90s. Abuse solicitor, Peter Garsden, explains the next steps for abuse survivors involved in the case. Christ’s Hospital School Teachers Arrested