samedi 7 juillet 2018

Church of England ombudsman to oversee sexual abuse cases

General synod backs plan for independent body with powers at national or diocese level

The Church of England is to establish an independent ombudsman to deal with complaints over its handling of sexual abuse cases, and will seek other ways of strengthening independent scrutiny of its processes.

Survivors of sexual abuse within the church have repeatedly called for an independent body to oversee abuse cases following evidence of cover-ups and collusion by senior figures.

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