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Former Sea Cadets volunteer jailed after child abuse in Somerset

A former Sea Cadet volunteer has been jailed for 22 years after sexually abusing children in his care. Philip Grove, who volunteered as a chief…

By Emma Barrow
Ex head teacher charged with sexually abusing girls

A former head teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting teenage girls. Mark Bocker, 63, is facing four charges of sexual assault purportedly occurring between…

By Raphael Amyrotos
British Gymnastics has an abuse problem

For decades, a problem has been festering at the heart of gymnastics. For far too long, senior coaches have been able to act with total…

By Joseph Carr
First person convicted of cyberflashing in England and Wales

A man who sent a woman and child unsolicited pictures of his private parts on WhatsApp has become the first person in England and Wales…

By Hayyin Fan
Former Scouts leader Michael Costin found guilty of child sexual offences for third time

A former Scout leader and teacher considered a “hero” by youngsters has been convicted of sexually abusing children for a third time. Michael Costin, 59,…

By Gurleen Arora
Women and Equalities Committee report on misogyny in music

A “shift in the behaviour of men” in the music industry is needed to better safeguard women, MPs have heard. Caroline Nokes MP made the…

By Thomas Beale
Prescot cheerleading coach who groomed and abused girls jailed for 15 years

A cheerleading coach has been jailed for 15 years after grooming and sexually abusing three children in a nine-year campaign of exploitation. Tom Walsh, 37,…

By Raphael Amyrotos
Supporting Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week – #ItsNotOkay

Monday 5th February 2024 marks the start of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week. This week-long campaign aims to encourage people and organisations to…

By Sophie Mash
Dulwich College music teacher sexually assaulted pupils as young as eight

A music teacher at a prestigious private school has been convicted of sexually abusing boys during piano lessons. Martin Ball, 89, routinely touched two students…

By Raphael Amyrotos
Former Brighton teaching assistant jailed for sexually assaulting girls

A former teaching assistant has received a six-and-a-half-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting four young girls. Stephen Payne, 69, was sentenced at Lewes Crown Court…

By Emma Barrow
Former teacher, Nicholas Brooks, jailed for of sexual abuse of pupil at school

A former teacher has been jailed after sexually abusing a pupil on school grounds. Nicholas Brooks, 71, was convicted of four counts of sexual activity…

By Julia Jensen
Former scout leader on trial for child sexual offences admits separate abuse

A former Scout leader and teacher accused of sexual abuse has admitted molesting boys in a separate case. Michael Costin, 58, is on trial at…

By David McClenaghan
A simple overview of the civil claims process

Survivors of abuse are often unaware that they are not limited to only seeking justice through the criminal process. Pursuing financial compensation in respect of…

By Olivia Ward
Spain footballer Jenni Hermoso’s powerful testimony that abuse is abuse, even in sport

As I have been reading about the investigation and Spanish court proceedings into the conduct by former football federation president, Luis Rubiales, I have been…

By Julia Jensen
Steven McNally, former Scout leader and housemaster sentenced to 26 years for abusing children

Steven McNally was a housemaster at Nazareth House in Nottingham, which was run by the Sisters of Nazareth Catholic order. He was also a Scout…

By Marek Marczynski
Wolverhampton teacher Edward Philips-Smith jailed for abusing pupils

Edward Philips-Smith, who was known as ‘Father Eddie’ and was a chaplain at St Peter’s Collegiate School (now Academy) in Wolverhampton, has been sent to…

By Joseph Carr
Prestigious music conductor charged with child sexual offences

World-renowned classical music conductor Jan Latham-Koenig has been charged with child sexual offences. Latham-Koenig, 70, who has conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was awarded…

By Emma Barrow
Headteacher charged with allegations of child sexual abuse

Neil Foden, who has been suspended from his role as a Head Teacher, has now appeared at Mold Crown Court charged with a total of…

By Joseph Carr
Ex- Army Cadet Leader, Stephen Finnigan, sentenced to 29.5 years

Stephen Finnigan, age 63, has today been sentenced to 29 years and 6 months’ imprisonment at Liverpool Crown Court for 29 sexual offences against boys…

By Julia Jensen
BBK secures six-figure award for sexual abuse survivor at High Court

A woman who was abused by her grandfather has been awarded more than £300,000 in compensation after Bolt Burdon Kemp took the case to the…

By David McClenaghan

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