Thursday, 27 July 2017 / Published in Abuse News
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
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 / Published in Abuse News
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
Thursday, 13 July 2017 / Published in Abuse News
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse is currently investigating the extent to which institutions have failed to protect children. The inquiry is carrying out 13 separate investigations into historical abuse within various institutions. One of these investigations includes looking into the Child Migrant Programme that took place between 1920 and 1978. This involved the
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 / Published in Abuse News
After the Scottish independent school was included on a list of schools being investigated by the Scottish Inquiry into historical child abuse, Gordonstoun has taken a transparent approach by contacting 3,000 ex-pupils, asking for any abuse survivors to come forward. Our Peter Garsden discusses the steps the school has taken to encourage abuse victims to