Friday, 20 October 2017 / Published in Abuse News
Thousands of men and women have taken to Twitter to report of sexual harassment and sexual assault using the hashtag #metoo to raise awareness of the issue. But is it possible for someone to have been sexually assaulted or sexual harassed and not even know? Deborah Corcoran, abuse lawyer, takes a look at the law
Monday, 16 October 2017 / Published in Abuse News
Church abuse
Leading child abuse solicitor Peter Garsden has welcomed the personal apology given by the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby , to a survivor of church abuse who wrote 17 letters seeking help and redress but who didn’t receive a response. The Guardian newspaper reports that three bishops have also urged the Church of England’s insurance company
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 / Published in Abuse News
The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) has a total of 13 separate investigations that are on-going. Two of the biggest investigations to be taking place are those into abuse allegations brought against both the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church. Peter Garsden, President of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers and Head
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 / Published in Abuse News
In October 2012, it was revealed in an ITV documentary that Jimmy Savile had sexually abused 4 women. What came next was an unprecedented landslide of claims of sexual abuse stretching a 60 year span and Jimmy Savile was far from being the only perpetrator. But what has been learned from the thousands of cases