Church of England’s 2010 abuse inquiry was ‘flawed’ and ‘failed’

Source: BBC News

The Church of England “botched” its investigation into alleged cases of abuse, a report’s author has said.

Sir Roger Singleton, who reviewed the Church’s “flawed” 2010 investigation, said it “failed to give a complete picture” of the abuse.

But Sir Roger, whose report is due out next month, said he found “no evidence of a planned deliberate attempt to mislead”.

The Church has outlined four steps for improvement.

They include the creation of an independently-chaired panel featuring survivors which will look at options to redress past cases, an independent ombudsman to review how complaints are handled and a strengthening of the clergy recruitment process.

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