Child sexual abuse in religious institutions

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published a report on child sexual abuse in religious institutions. The report, based on accounts shared by survivors who were sexually abused in a religious context, found that: 48% of survivors who participated knew of someone else being abused in the same institution; 68% of participants shared that they did not disclose the abuse at the time; and 37% shared that the reason they did not report abuse at the time was feelings of shame or embarrassment.

Source: IICSA  Date: 30 May 2019

Further information: Truth Project thematic report: child sexual abuse in the context of religious institutions (PDF)

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