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September 2021

Glasgow University child abuse study shows risk of mental disorders

30th September 2021

Children who have been maltreated are still at risk of developing mental health disorders up to 70 years after the abuse happened, a major study found. Research led by the University of Glasgow found a clear…

Minister sorry for ‘woeful’ delay in setting up Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

30th September 2021

The Scottish government has apologised “unreservedly” for what was described as a “woeful and wholly avoidable” 13-year delay in setting up a public inquiry into child abuse. Lady Smith, who…

Charity worker, 31, at Cardiff City FC sent sexually explicit messages to teenage girls who were taking part in sports course, misconduct panel hears

30th September 2021

Christian Byard, 31, was working with teenagers for Cardiff City FC foundation  Byard’s messages to teenage girls on the course were ‘sexually explicit’  Despite a formal warning, he continued to send…

WHO workers sexually abused women and girls while tackling Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Victims were ‘ambushed’ in hospitals and forced to have sex, report finds

30th September 2021

Abuse was carried out by Congolese and international aid workers 2018 – 2020  Independent review found that 21 of 83 alleged perpetrators were from WHO  Victims said they were plied with…

Hate crimes: Call for zero-tolerance in schools in Wales

29th September 2021

There should be a zero-tolerance approach to hate crimes in schools and children should help educate parents, the father of a victim said. Kyle, not his real name, said his…

Cambridgeshire children to receive book on domestic violence

29th September 2021

A book about domestic abuse is being sent to every primary school in Cambridgeshire in the hope of raising awareness of the issue. The Hideaway, by Cambridge writer and illustrator…

Sexual harassment in school: Children pressured for nudes

29th September 2021

Allegations of sexual assault among classmates are being investigated by police after more than 90 schools in Wales were named in an online campaign. The Everyone’s Invited website was set…

R. Kelly found guilty in sex trafficking trial

28th September 2021

US singer R Kelly has been found guilty of exploiting his superstar status to run a scheme to sexually abuse women and children over two decades. Eleven accusers, nine women…

Neglected child on brink of death after catalogue of failures by care authorities in Perth and Kinross

27th September 2021

The life of a severely neglected young child was only saved after a horrified member of the public noticed their “deathly” complexion and alerted police. Harrowing details of the case…

Compulsively Exercising Is A Dangerous Mental Trap

27th September 2021

BY BELLA MACKIE 12 SEPTEMBER 2021   “Everything in moderation”, “life is about balance”: phrases I recoil at whenever I hear them. I don’t have a brain that embraces balance and…