Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week

This week (6-12 February) is Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week. The subject of abuse has certainly remained in the news over the past few days and a summary of some of the last week’s news topics shows how this is an issue which remains a challenge for many organisations. Ensuring safety of children now must be accompanied by regard for what has happened in the past and crucially what lessons can be learned for the future.

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A snapshot of progress of the IICSA

The next three hearings of the IICSA proceeded on 27 July giving more clarification about the investigations in to the Anglican Church; Lambeth Council; and Rochdale, Cambridge House and Knowl View. An overview of their progress is as follows:

Lambeth – “the scale of the disclosure exercise is genuinely enormous.” In addition to the CHILE (a previous inquiry) archive there are 100,000 items in the “Restore” archive (mostly children’s files), and 26,000 further boxes of material. Continue reading

IICSA – further preliminary hearings

In July, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold second preliminary hearings in relation to the first four of its investigations.  The dates of the hearings are:

  • 26 July 2016, 10.30am    Greville Janner
  • 27 July 2016, 10.30am    The Anglican Church
  • 27 July 2016, 11.45am    Cambridge Boys’ Hostel, Knowl View School and others
  • 27 July 2016, 2pm            Lambeth Council

 


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Written by Paula Jefferson, partner