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Child sexual abuse in religious settings: learning from IICSA’s latest report

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 15:54

Child sexual abuse in religious settings: learning from IICSA’s latest report

By ECA Safeguarding on Wed, 29 Sep, 2021 - 15:54

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is a UK government-commissioned legal inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales. Since 2015 it has held a series of hearings about child sexual abuse and child protection in many institutions of public life in those two areas of the UK, including the Catholic and Anglican Churches.

In May 2020 IICSA turned its attention to smaller faith groups and its 226-page report on this latest phase,...

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Triratna Safeguarding

Anglican Church in England and Wales makes significant Safeguarding reforms

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 09:38

Anglican Church in England and Wales makes significant Safeguarding reforms

By ECA Safeguarding on Tue, 18 May, 2021 - 09:38

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s investigation into the Anglican Church in England and Wales has led to the Church committing to significant reform. The law in England and Wales will also be amended to add religious leaders to the definition of ‘positions of trust’. This new law will make it a criminal offence for religious leaders and teachers to have sex with anyone under 18 who would be deemed to be ‘in their care’, even though the age of consent is...

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Update on Safeguarding in the Anglican Church

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 10:29

Update on Safeguarding in the Anglican Church

By ECA Safeguarding on Thu, 4 Mar, 2021 - 10:29

In November we reported on IICSA’s public inquiry into failures to Safeguard children in the Church of England and Church in Wales, both part of the Anglican Church worldwide.

This week IICSA has published two brief updates on measures taken (or not taken) by those two Churches in response to recommendations made by IICSA.

Triratna’s ECA Safeguarding officer Munisha was called to testify as part of IICSA’s hearings in May 2020.

NBIICSA is not investigating cases of child sexual abuse...

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Learning from the Church of England

By Munisha on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 08:57

Learning from the Church of England

By Munisha on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 08:57

October saw the publication of a 154-page report on failures to prevent child sexual abuse in the Anglican Church in England and Wales, which the Church itself has described as ‘shocking’.

NB: ‘Child sexual abuse’ includes the ‘non-contact’ offences of viewing, possessing or producing indecent images of children.

Whenever such reports are published, the ECA’s Safeguarding team look carefully to see what we can learn. The report is is extremely long and detailed so we’ll list below some points...