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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 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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Mandate NOW Response: Mandatory Reporting – NSPCC Position is Contradictory

  There are three possible categories of argument for keeping the disclosure of abuse in Regulated Activities1 discretionary. 1. That the reporting rate is already so high that no compulsion is required. 2. That although the reporting rate is not very high, mandatory reporting would not increase it significantly 3. That a low rate of reporting is […]

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Right to Review – Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) Review Panel

  Right to Review – Child Sexual Abuse Review Panel TST is recommending member agencies and ISVAs to alert their clients to the new right to review which has just been established by the Crown Prosecution Service and Police.    The issue of survivors feeling that their case has not been investigated thoroughly or that perpetrators […]

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