Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A disturbing child sex abuse case that raises awkward questions about insurers

Ann Clwyd, the Labour Mp for the Cynon Valley, has been campaigning for
changes in the law to prevent insurers putting up road blocks in investigating
child sex abuse in council run homes.
My colleague Tim Wood reveals on the Exaro website today a damning story about how a victim of historic child sex abuse was failed by the Church of England because it took more notice of its insurers than survivors of abuse.

Joe as he was publicly known eventually won £35,000 in compensation over a case involving abuse by a church official dating back to the 1970s.

As Tim Wood  writes on Exaro: ” Joe claims that the church initially put financial considerations above its duty of pastoral care when handling his case, and called on the Church of England to do more to help abuse survivors.

Joe told Exaro: “The church should stop seeing child sex abuse survivors through a corporate lens and start viewing us through a theological lens of healing and justice.”

In an emotional letter to the Right Reverend Paul Butler, the Bishop of Durham, Joe claims that the church played out a “monstrous charade” in initially trying to close down his case.  (more...)



A pretty sleazy business. Know anyone in the insurace racket?

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