Tag Archive: sexual abuse

Documentary on how rape culture can start at school

17th November, 2021 11:06 am

Zara McDermott was 21 and walking home across some open ground at about 3pm when she spotted a schoolboy following her. As he got closer, she grew scared. “He was shouting at me, ‘I’m going to f*** you right now.’ ” The boy pushed her against a fence and shoved a hand down her leggings. “I was trying as hard... View Article

Simon Howard abused girl at Castle Howard

17th November, 2021 8:02 am

An aristocrat whose family seat was the setting for Brideshead Revisited sexually abused a girl visitor and was accused of attempting to rape a woman 20 years later. Simon Howard, 65, whose family are the custodians of Castle Howard, attacked the girl at the gatehouse where he lived with his wife in the 1980s. A brain injury meant he was not fit... View Article

Church sex abuse: Thousands of paedophiles in French Church, inquiry says

4th October, 2021 2:59 pm

Thousands of paedophiles have operated within the French Catholic Church since 1950, the head of a panel investigating abuses by church members says. Jean-Marc Sauvé told French media that the commission had found evidence of 2,900 to 3,200 abusers – out of a total of 115,000 priests and other clerics. “That is a minimal estimate,” he added. The commission is... View Article

National Women’s Soccer League in turmoil over ‘abuse’

4th October, 2021 1:52 pm

The top women’s football league in the United States has been plunged into chaos following claims that a British coach harassed and sexually abused players and was able to continue in the top flight despite allegations levelled against him. Fixtures were cancelled over the weekend and Lisa Baird, commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), resigned after a player... View Article

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

30th September, 2021 12:30 pm

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 chairs the inquiry, had said the government “failed to grasp” the survivors’ need for justice. They were treated as if their views were not worth listening to – just like... View Article

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 11:37 am

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 sexual messages to teens One girl said the messages had a significant impact on her mental health  A leading football club’s charity worker sent sexually explicit messages to teenage girls... View Article

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 11:33 am

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 drink, others reported being promised jobs Women said attackers did not use contraception and then demanded abortions  Twenty-one WHO workers sexually abused women and girls while tackling the Ebola outbreak in... View Article

More than 70 girls A DAY are referred to social services over fears of sexual abuse

27th September, 2021 8:37 am

More than 70 young girls suspected of being the victims of sexual abuse are referred to social services every day, official figures reveal. Almost 27,000 girls aged under 18 in England were either the victims of sexual abuse or at risk of being exploited in 2019-20, according to statistics released by the Department for Education. Analysis by The Mail on... View Article

Webinar: KCSIE 2021 and sexual violence update, 01.09.21

1st September, 2021 1:00 pm

                  Course outline This session will look at the changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education for 2021 and will highlight the management and compliance implications. Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 was released on July 06, and comes in to effect from September 01, 2021. KCSIE is for all practitioners in... View Article

Webinar: KCSIE 2021 and sexual violence update, 25.08.21

25th August, 2021 11:00 am

                  Course outline This session will look at the changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education for 2021 and will highlight the management and compliance implications. Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 was released on July 06, and comes in to effect from September 01, 2021. KCSIE is for all practitioners in... View Article