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A former choirmaster accused of child sex offences in California will be freed from jail just days ahead of his extradition to the US. Roger Giese, who is in his forties and was born in America, was released on bail by a High Court judge on Tuesday ahead of his…
A man is to be prosecuted for allegedly using social media to name the woman at the centre of a rape trial involving two rugby stars. Former Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson, 26, and Stuart Olding, 25, were acquitted of raping the woman after a high-profile trial in Belfast…
A police officer who sent "inappropriate and unprofessional" messages to a 14-year-old girl in a children's home has been sacked. Pc Ian Bell was dismissed without notice from West Yorkshire Police on Tuesday after a career understood to have lasted more than 20 years. A panel found Bell's behaviour amounted…
The international aid sector is guilty of "complacency verging on complicity" over its sex abuse scandal, a new report from a powerful Westminster committee has said. The delivery of aid to people and communities in crisis has been subverted by sexual predators, according to the latest report from the International…
Lawyers for six men who allege they were victims of child sexual abuse in Scottish football have announced they are to begin legal action against the sport's national governing body. Thompsons Solicitors said they are sending correspondence regarding the civil claims for compensation to the Scottish Football Association (SFA) on…
Child protection measures in Scottish football are "not fit for purpose", according to a review into allegations of the sexual abuse of youngsters within the sport. An independent report branded policies "inadequate" and called for a "significant and serious sea-change" in the culture of Scottish football to reduce the risk…
Local health bodies are failing to provide for the mental health needs of abused children, a charity has said. NSPCC estimated that more than a million children in England who have been abused or neglected are living in an area with inadequate planning for their mental health needs. The charity…
Police would have interviewed a doctor accused of the "horrific" abuse of 114 children had he been alive today, a report has found. Child patients sent to Aston Hall Hospital in Derbyshire between the 1950s and 1970s have claimed they were taken to a secluded room, drugged and sexually abused…
Church intentions to discipline bishop Peter Ball "fizzled out" because officials thought he was a "sick man" who was going to retire, former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has said. The peer later admitted the Church of England could have been much firmer in ensuring the "manipulative" bishop stayed away…
A major review of women's rights in Britain has found "failures" in many areas of life, including violence and harassment at work. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) made a series of recommendations aimed at protecting women from sexual harassment or violence and strengthening support services. Its report also…
A sex offenders' prison where disgraced publicist Max Clifford collapsed after complaining of poor conditions operated "below standards of decency at times", a report has found. HMP Littlehey in Cambridgeshire suffered from a "lack of long-term investment" and has been blighted by maintenance issues, the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) said.…
The National Confidential Forum (the Forum) has this week launched its first Scotland-wide advertising campaign, ‘Shine A Light on Care’, with the support and guidance of care-experienced people. The Forum exists to acknowledge and understand the experiences people have had in Scottish institutions as children, to record those experiences, and…