Maeve Lewis

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'For those who cannot access services, the fallout on their mental and physical health will be terrible.' Photograph: Getty

The stark reality of Irish society is that one in four children is sexually abused. Child sexual abuse is an epidemic on a scale even more potent than(...)

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(...)

Maeve Lewis,  executive director of One In Four: ‘It places our clients in physical danger and in danger of harassment.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Therapy services are no longer asking child sex abuse victims to disclose their abusers’ names due to a Tusla policy mandating that alleged abusers mu(...)

Child law expert Dr Geoffrey Shannon described the findings of the Elliott report into Scouting Ireland as deeply disturbing.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There are “striking similarities” between the findings of the Elliott report into Scouting Ireland and those that emerged from the Ryan and Murphy rep(...)

 ‘There seems to be no consideration for the victim,’ says abuse survivor Fiona Doyle. ‘Even at my age I would find that very intimidating.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

For abuse survivor Fiona Doyle, the most striking section of Tusla’s new procedures for investigating child abuse is the provision that suspects may b(...)

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(...)

One in Four executive director Maeve Lewis described the exhibition as both compelling and disturbing. Photograph: Alan Betson

An exhibition by survivors of childhood sex abuse has been curated to mark 10 years since the Ryan Report. The report investigated abuse in institut(...)

Scouting Ireland’s training and conference centre at Larch Hill in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Scouting Ireland’s interim safeguarding manager Ian Elliott has defended current child protection standards in the organisation, after serious concern(...)

 Katherine Zappone said Tusla raised issues about the implementation of statutory Children First protections. File photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Scouting Ireland will not be brought before an Oireachtas Committee to address Tusla concerns over child protection procedures due to a lack of suppor(...)

Ireland categorises all types of child sex abuse material, simulated or real, as child pornography. This extends to to text conversations depicting child abuse. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí are seizing increasing amounts of virtual or simulated child pornography, in the form of cartoons, text and computer graphic images. The mater(...)

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