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Headteacher Duggie Speight charged with child abuse offences

Headteacher and Special Educational Needs Coodinator, Duggie Speight, has been charged with numerous child abuse offences. These include three charges of obtaining indecent images of…

By Emily McFadden
Abuse Claims
Stephen Bear charged with ‘revenge porn’ offences

Following his arrest in January 2021, Stephen Bear has now been formally charged with image-based sexual abuse (commonly referred to as ‘revenge porn’) offences. These…

By Emily McFadden
Abuse Claims
Former Met Police Officer Jailed for Child Sex Offences

On 30 April 2021, Mark Collins, a former Met Police Constable, was sentenced to two years and four months imprisonment for attempting to incite a…

By Abbie Hickson
Abuse Claims
Domestic abuse survivors: you are not alone

Anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.  It affects the whole family, with children…

By Zahra Awaiz-Bilal
Abuse Claims
The Independent Review into Childhood Sex Abuse in Football 1970 – 2005

5.7 Sexual abuse in Girls’ Football The Review lists several cases in which the abuser had a role in football and abused girls outside of…

By Emma Ferguson-Law
Abuse Claims
Peter Sherwin, former Commanding Officer at the Sea Cadets – call for witnesses

We are continuing to act on behalf of a number of clients in relation to alleged abuse by Peter Sherwin whilst at TS Stirling Sea…

By Jessica Standley
Abuse Claims
Abusing a position of trust – Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v…

Last week the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in our case of Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v BXB (our…

By Thomas Beale
Abuse Claims
Philip Edwards and Watford Football Club: The Independent Review into Childhood Sexual Abuse in Football…

The long awaited Independent Review into Child Sexual Abuse in Football of Clive Sheldon QC was published yesterday. I was surprised and dismayed to find…

By Abbie Hickson
Abuse Claims
Frank Roper and Blackpool FC: The Independent Review into Child Sexual Abuse in Football 1970…

Now that the Independent Review has concluded, it is time to take a look at what the Review said in relation to Frank Roper, a…

By Joseph Carr
Abuse Claims
Ted Langford and Leicester City: The Independent Review into Childhood Sexual Abuse in Football 1970…

Following the publication of the FA report yesterday, Leicester City released a statement welcoming the recommendations in the report, expressing its deepest sympathies with survivors,…

By Bolt Burdon Kemp
Abuse Claims
Heath and Chelsea FC: FA Report confirms Heath to be a prolific abuser – who…

Clive Sheldon QC’s report confirms that more “could and should have been done by Chelsea to confront Heath with respect to his abuse of the…

By Siobhán Crawford
Abuse Claims
Higgins and Southampton FC: The Independent Review into Child Sexual Abuse in Football 1970 –…

There is no doubt that Higgins’ most prolific abuse of children took place whilst he was at Southampton FC.  Southampton’s report in to abuse, carried…

By Siobhán Crawford
Abuse Claims
Survivors demand release of Football Association inquiry into childhood sexual abuse

The Football Association launched an inquiry into childhood sexual abuse in December 2016 and this was as a result of Andy Woodward’s public disclosure of…

By David McClenaghan
Abuse Claims
“Legal loophole” to be removed in position of trust laws for sport coaches

After years of campaigning, the Government has finally announced that the law surrounding positions of trust is to be changed so that sport coaches are…

By David McClenaghan
Abuse Claims
Street Harassment

Last week the Welsh government eased lockdown restrictions to allow an individual to meet one other person from another household to exercise in their local…

By Jessica Standley
Abuse Claims
Sergeant Joseph Palmer of Thames Valley Wing Air Cadets jailed for 28 months

Joseph Palmer, a Sergeant in the Air Cadets (Thames Valley Wing) was sentenced to 28 months imprisonment in December 2020 for inciting children to send…

By Siobhán Crawford
Abuse Claims
Snapchat Blackmailer Akash Sondhi sentenced to 11 years in prison

Sondhi targeted as many as 574 victims, who were based all over the world, reflecting the power and devastation that offenders can wield in an…

By Emily McFadden
Abuse Claims
‘Beatles Church’ Revd John Roberts convicted again for abusing children

On 21st December 2020, Reverend John Roberts was convicted of sexual abuse offences. He had been the reverend at St Peter’s Church, Woolton, Liverpool.  St…

By Emily McFadden
Child Abuse
Former Eton College teacher found guilty of sex offences against pupils

On Wednesday 25th November, a former Eton College teacher was found guilty of eight counts of sexual activity with a child. Matthew Mowbray, went into…

By Siobhán Crawford
Child Abuse
Ex-Scout leader, Graham Avison, jailed for sexual abuse

On 23rd November 2020, at Minshull Street Crown Court, Graham Avison, an ex-Scout leader was sentenced to more than five years imprisonment after pleading guilty…

By Abbie Hickson
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