1 in 14 sexually abused in England, Wales

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August 5, 2016 by socialaction2014


The head of a major British child sex abuse inquiry has quit, marking the third time a leader has left this role in the past two years. The chairwoman, Lowell Goddard, quit without giving a reason, just over a year after taking on an unprecedented five-year inquiry into historical sexual abuse and its cover-up in Britain. The independent investigation, which was set up in 2014, goes into decades of child sex abuse in Britain. She said the inquiry had a legacy of failure which had been hard to shake off. The news comes just as fresh shocking data surface about child abuse in England and Wales. The Office for National Statistics revealed that one in fourteen adults was sexually abused during childhood. The findings also suggest over half a million women and over a hundred-thousand men suffered sexual assault by rape or other forms as minors.

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