One in Four

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St John Ambulance: the organisation has been urged to review its child protection standards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Abuse survivor organisations have called for a “complete review” of child protection standards in St John Ambulance, following revelations of past chi(...)

One in Four chief executive Maeve Lewis:  the group was forced to turn people away last year.

A charity supporting survivors of child sexual abuse had to close its waiting list for four months last year due to the high level of demand for its s(...)

Safeguarding expert Ian Elliott, who has been conducting the review into past abuse in the Scouting Ireland, said he expected the number of known victims to increase ‘quite considerably’.

A historic review of Scouting Ireland’s records has uncovered evidence of 108 alleged child sex abuse victims, and 71 alleged abusers believed to have(...)

Messages left on the railings at the site of a former Magdalene laundry on Dublin’s Sean McDermott street. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Charities that support victims of abuse have said the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland has triggered a sharp increase in the number of abuse survivors(...)

One victim said she was asked by a garda if she was telling the truth. “She said it’s just that Garda X said you’re a liar or a very good actor or maybe both.” Photograph: Getty

Victims of sexual assault are being left “humiliated” and “destroyed” by the criminal justice process, which often affects them more than the offence (...)

“Sex offenders generally continue to abuse until they are caught.” Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

Tusla, the child and family agency, has rejected claims that it did not properly investigate allegations of child sexual abuse passed to it by the cha(...)

According to figures from 2010, 14 per cent of sexual offenders who serve a prison sentence will reoffend within three years of release. Photograph: iStock

The majority of sex offenders leave prison without attending Irish Prison Service’s sexual offending prevention programme, new figures show. There a(...)

Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald: much vaunted Burglary of Dwellings Bill.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

From November 16th, victims of crime will for the first time have legally enforceable rights. State agencies such as the Office of the Director of Pub(...)

Teenagers are becoming sexualised by unrestricted exposure to explicit content online which in some cases leads to sexual abuse of younger family members, according to One in Four executive director Maeve Lewis. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dangerous individuals who can sexually abuse children over time exist in “every community” and now tend to be younger than before, survivors’ organisa(...)

 Executive director of One in Four Maeve Lewis. The agency, which helps survivors of child sexual abuse, has appealed for donations.    File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

One in Four, the agency which helps people who suffered sexual abuse as children, has appealed for donations. For the past eight weeks the agency has (...)

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