Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors
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BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS
Archbishop Commissions Review of Peter Ball Case
The Archbishop of Canterbury has today commissioned an independent review of the way the
During a hearing at the Central Criminal Court on September 8th of this year Bishop Peter Ball pleaded guilty to two charges of indecent assault and one charge of misconduct in public office following the work of Sussex police as part of Operation Dunhill.
Operation Dunhill began as a direct result of the safeguarding officer at Lambeth Palace raising concerns about Peter Ball following a church initiated review of files. The approach to the police
Since Peter Ball’s guilty plea questions have been raised about the Church’s handling of this case.
The independent review will examine the Church of England’s cooperation with the police and
Further information about the arrangements for the review will be available in due course.
MACSAS Statement re Archbishop's Inquiry into the Peter Ball Case
MACSAS cautiously welcomes the announcement of a review into the Bishop Peter Ball case.
In order for this review to be successful and meaningful it must be
It must be afforded complete, unrestricted access to all of the evidence and to
It needs to be properly resourced so that the reviewers can travel to examine
It needs to set its own timescale and needs to be free to extend it
The full report, not just the findings and recommendations need to be made public.
We do not accept that the Church were pro active in initiating the investigation,
We call upon the Archbishop to commit to the measures above before the review begins,
Phil Johnson, Survivor of Peter Ball, MACSAS Committee
Lucy Duckworth, Chair MACSAS
Bishop Peter Ball pleads GUILTY
Despite over 20 years of denials and cover-up Bishop Peter Ball has today
He has refused to admit any sexual misconduct against complainants
Statement by Phil Johnson HERE
MEDIA COVERAGE OF ABUSE ISSUES
We are very aware that there is lots of media coverage about abuse at the moment as the
This will be very difficult for anyone who has been abused in any context. If you are at all affected by this, please do contact us email@example.com or call our helpline.
MACSAS is also taking an active part in working with the home office to shape the
MACSAS exists to support survivors of abuse and to be a listening and understanding ear. Please stay safe and get in touch if we can help.
"The report into the Methodist church tells only part of the story."
"The cases examined are only the ones documented in the past. Many will not have been
"Church organisations have enjoyed unquestioned trust to care vulnerable members
This means that those who are brave enough to speak up about wrongdoing in their
"This has amounted to systematic covering up of allegations of abuse of children
"MACSAS have heard apologies and commitments to improve yet church organisations of
"We have campaigned for changes to improve church responses to allegations and for a
Letter to The Home Secretary
MACSAS is a signatory to a letter to the Home Secretary
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On Friday 11th July 2014 MACSAS held a fringe meeting at the
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