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TST appointment to IICSA “Victims & Survivors Consultative Panel”

9 July 2015: OPENING STATEMENT Key Announcements Reproduced from: https://www.iicsa.org.uk/sites/default/files/opening-statement-key-announcements.pdf “On 12 March 2015, the Home Secretary established a statutory inquiry into the extent to which institutions in England and Wales have discharged their duty of care to protect children against sexual abuse. Hon. Lowell Goddard DNZM took up her position as Chair of the Independent […]

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OBE for TST’s Fay Maxted in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Fri 12 June 2015: Ms Fay Maxted. Chief executive Officer The Survivors’ Trust. For services to Victims of Rape and Sexual Violence. (Rugby, Warwickshire) Needless to say ALL at The Survivors Trust are delighted! The London Gazette The Guardian  

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Children’s Commissioner Survey: Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

The Children’s Commissioner has released a survivor survey aimed at gathering the views of adult survivors. The Children’s Commissioner is conducting a two year inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment.  Sue Berelowitz, who is Chair of the Inquiry, says “The views and experiences of adult survivors are seen as offering a unique […]

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Goddard CSA Inquiry WILL Investigate “Janner” Failings

The Survivors Trust, national UK umbrella agency for 140 specialist sexual violence and sexual abuse support services, welcomes the announcement by Justice Goddard that the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will conduct a full investigation into the institutions and the decision making processes that ended in failure to prosecute Lord Greville Janner, despite credible […]

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Four Person Panel named in Child Sexual Abuse (Goddard) Inquiry

A new four-person panel has been named by Home Secretary Theresa May, as the inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales officially starts work. The panel members are Professor Alexis Jay, Drusilla Sharpling, Ivor Frank and Professor Malcolm Evans. They will serve alongside the New Zealand judge, Lowell Goddard, who is heading the […]

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Survivors Alliance (inc TST) Welcomes Inquiry with Statutory Powers

Press Release 12th March 2015, 10.30am The Survivors Alliance welcomes today’s announcement by the Home Secretary that the National Inquiry into child abuse has been restarted with statutory powers. Spokesperson for the Survivors Alliance, Lucy Duckworth commented: “The new terms of reference and structure give the Inquiry wider powers to compel witnesses to give evidence […]

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Home Secretary Names Justice Lowell Goddard as Chair CSA Inquiry

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-311308054 Feb 2015: Theresa May MP, the Home Secretary announced in the House of Commons that she had appointed Justice Lowell Goddard  DNZM QC to chair the CSA Inquiry. Home Office Announcement BBC: New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard to lead abuse inquiry Guardian: Lowell Goddard profile: judge ‘has key qualities’ to lead child abuse inquiry Independent: Pioneering New Zealander […]

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Survivors Alliance Initiative (incl TST) – Response to CSA Inquiry (IICSA)

Statement of Purpose The Survivors Trust and MACSAS (Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors) have collaborated to establish the Survivors’ Alliance, which has brought together a wide range of survivor groups, supporting professionals, expert advisers and individual survivors. The five aims of the Survivors’ Alliance are: To strive to represent survivors nationwide in engaging with […]

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Support Available for those Affected by Media Coverage of CSA Issues

We are very aware that the high level of media coverage about abuse at the moment is triggering for many survivors. The ongoing controversy surrounding the National Inquiry into Institutional and Organised Child Sexual Abuse will be difficult for anyone who has been abused in any context.  If you are at all affected by this, […]

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Survivor Groups at HO Round-table Discussion with Home Secretary

Tues 25 Nov 2014:  A variety of different survivor and interest groups met with Theresa May MP to discuss the National Inquiry into Institutional Abuse. (Now known as the IICSA.) Attendees included MACSAS, The Survivors Trust, TST Cymru, Survivors UK, NAPAC, One in Four and NWG together with Victim Support, ACAL and Rape Crisis England […]

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