Damning report reveals Church of England's failure to act on abuse
Review of priest’s assault against boy in 1976 criticises Justin Welby’s office and expresses disbelief that senior figures cannot recall being told of attack
The first independent review commissioned by the church into its handling of a sex abuse case highlights the “deeply disturbing” failure of those in senior positions to record or take action on the survivor’s disclosures over a period of almost four decades.
The Guardian understands that among those told of the abuse were three bishops and a senior clergyman later ordained as a bishop. None of them are named in the report by Ian Elliott, a safeguarding expert, but the survivor identified them as Tim Thornton, now bishop of Truro; Richard Holloway, former bishop of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal church, now retired; John Eastaugh, former bishop of Hereford, now dead; and Stephen Platten, former bishop of Wakefield and now honorary assistant bishop of London.
Church of England's child abuse scandal stretching 40 years Watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-03-2016 11:47
- 16-03-2016 15:31
Anyone who was directly involved with carrying out or covering up the abuse should be strung up by their balls.
- 17-03-2016 12:03
Send them back to where they came from.
- 17-03-2016 12:05
- 17-03-2016 12:11
So can't we just send them all to prison, if we have the evidence
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