Child abuse inquiry begins public hearing into Church of England safeguarding failures

Posted Mar 5, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The statutory inquiry investigating institutional responses to child abuse in England and Wales has begun a public hearing into the Church of England’s Diocese of Chichester. The diocese is being investigated as a case study in the “Anglican Church” strand of the inquiry’s investigation into the Church of England and the Church in Wales. Today, Senior Counsel for the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), Fiona Scolding QC, began the hearing by setting out the structures of the Church of England and a history of cases involving the diocese, from the 1950s onwards.

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  1. Robert Robinson says:

    A similar inquiry needs to occur in the US. The Diocese of NY is totally non responsive to sexual abuse cases dating to the 1950’s. Zero transparency. Zero authenticity. Zero accountability. Victims are re-victimized and ignored.

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