Church of England ignored sex abuse victim for decades

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The Church of England has promised to change the way it handles sexual abuse claims

The Church of England reportedly ignored a sexual abuse victim for decades, according to an independent report by Ian Elliott, former head of the National Board of Safeguarding Children


The Church of England was ignoring a sexual abuse case for decades, according to an independent report conducted by Ian Elliott, former head of the National Board of Safeguarding Children (NBSC).

Elliott’s independent review was commissioned by the Church of England and the child expert concluded that Church officials failed to protect the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy by a paedophile clergyman in 1976. The Church of England now said that the sexual abuse victim has already received an “u...


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