Child abuse by MPs, priests and celebrities will be at the centre of new inquiry

  • Judge Lowell Goddard has announced 12 areas probed by her new inquiry
  • It will look at Westminster figures, church abuse and council cover-ups

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Calls for child abuse inquiry to ‘widen scope’

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Pressure is mounting on the government to widen the scope of the inquiry into historical child abuse allegations.

But the Scottish government said that for the inquiry to reach clear conclusions and recommendations it must focus on… Continue reading

Marshall County couple faces child abuse charges

CAMERON, W.Va. — Police in Marshall County are looking for a man responsible for allegedly abusing a child last month.

Christopher Helmic, 25, of Cameron, is wanted for helping his girlfriend Meagen Taylor, 28, hurt her 11-month-old son.

Taylor was… Continue reading

Historical child abuse: Council to apologise if failed

Campaigners unveiled a banner outside County Hall

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Campaigners unveiled a banner ahead of the meeting at County Hall

An “unreserved apology” has been promised if a local authority’s care system is found to have failed alleged victims of historical child abuse.

Police are investigating allegations… Continue reading

Cardinal George Pell speaks of Victorian church leaders’ failure on child …

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The make-believe world of child-abuse campaigners

There is an assumption behind this call for schools to ‘do more’ that currently teachers are neither aware of signs of child sexual abuse nor providing children with sex and relationships education. This is far from the truth. In my… Continue reading

The latest child abuse statistics simply don’t stack up

Have 425,000 children really been abused during the past two years? That is the extraordinary claim suggested in a report put out earlier this week by the Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, which was swallowed whole by… Continue reading

How to spot signs of child abuse

How to spot signs of child abuse

Rachael Bell, a child protection consultant at Child Matters NZ, explains the things to look out for as signs of child abuse.

As part of the Faces of Innocents series, Florence Kerr asked… Continue reading

Letter: Support for Michigan child abuse registry

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“There were cockroaches running around everywhere,” Police arrest mother …

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City mother of two was arrested on two counts of child abuse Monday.

Residents at Amberwood Apartments, near N.W. 39th and Ann Arbor, were disturbed to hear about the allegations.

“It really hurts,” said… Continue reading

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