Sunday, 6 May 2007

Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service calls for independent review of Anglican sex abuse cases

The Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service has today called for the Church of England to commission an independent review into its handling of child abuse cases, following two cases where abusive church employees went unpunished for several years.

The charity, which advises churches on child protection, said a review should focus on the circumstances surrounding the case of Reverend David Smith who was jailed for five-and-a-half years on Thursday for abusing six boys over three decades while working for the church. Read more

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