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Cutting off the nose to save the face! – a response to the IICSA report, Child Protection in Religious Organisations and Settings

Are we cutting off our nose to save our face by protecting our organisation’s reputation and the perpetrator, instead of the abused child? That is one of the issues arising from the findings in this 226 page document. I found it to be highly informative and deeply challenging even though it was a little tedious …

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Appropriately Exposing Evil: The IICSA Inquiry on Child Abuse in Organised Networks

The launch of a police investigation into allegations of child sexual abuse against media personality Jimmy Saville in 2012 was perhaps the pivotal point in our society really taking this issue seriously.  In the years before that a growing number of allegations against media stars, sports personalities, prominent politicians, civil servants, and even church leaders …

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Societal Attitudes toward Sexual Abuse as Portrayed Through Film and Television

This guest post is by Lizzie Bottrill, written as background to a screenplay on child sexual abuse as part of a master’s degere in Creative Writing No topic in the world seems to disturb the human heart so primally as the idea of harm being done to children. And yet, until twenty years ago the …

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Confronting prejudice to safeguard children better – January CPD training

Our next Safeguarding and Prejudice training is on 18th January 2020 – book now Prejudice exists across society. Stereotypes and social norms affect how we perceive and treat other people, including children and young people. It prevents us from creating environments that are safe for disclosure, and from recognising harm and implementing appropriate responses. It …

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Faith-based work in practice – #InterFaithWeek

At Faiths Against Child Sexual Exploitation, working collaboratively as Christians and Muslims is at the heart of our projects. FACES emerged from the positive interfaith and cross-community work happening in Luton; an effort of 10 local organisations including mosques, churches, Christian charities and Muslim charities. Representatives from the Luton Sunni Council of Mosques, Luton Council …

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