With all the talk about the org's policies and failures regarding child sexual abuse being publically exposed in Australia, I thought that it may be a good time to highlight this..
I apologise if this has already been discussed, but on the 9th of July the Independent Inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales was opened.
Here is some information regarding it's aims.
"About the Inquiry
The Inquiry offers an unprecedented opportunity to examine the extent to which institutions and organisations in England and Wales have taken seriously their responsibility to protect children.
The Inquiry will investigate a wide range of institutions including:
... churches, mosques and other religious organisations
charities and voluntary organisations"
"09 July 2015 By admin
The Independent Inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales opened this morning with a statement from Lowell Goddard, and a warning that the Inquiry may last until 2020.
Justice Goddard, who was appointed Chair of the Inquiry in February after a turbulent few months following the resignation of Fiona Woolf, used her opening comments to say that the sexual abuse of children has left “scars” not only on victims, but on society as a whole.
“This inquiry,” she said, “provides a unique opportunity to expose past failures of institutions to protect children, to confront those responsible, to uncover systemic failures, to provide support to victims and survivors, in sharing their experiences, and to make recommendations that will help prevent the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in the future.”
She also stated that she hoped to have concluded the Inquiry by 2020, but does not underestimate the size of the task which faces her, describing it as “daunting”.
The Inquiry will investigate how public bodies failed to act to prevent the abuse of children."
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