Peter Wanless

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 The NSPCC said there were an average of 23 contacts to Childline each week about child sexual abuse in the home. Photograph: iStock

There were 2,082 recorded sex offences against children under 18 years of age in Northern Ireland last year, up 37 per cent in the past five years, ac(...)

Video grab taken from the BBC of (from left-right) of Jason Dunford, Steve Walters, host Victoria Derbyshire, Chris Unsworth, Andy Woodward speaking to BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Photo: BBC News

Referrals from calls to a dedicated football abuse hotline more than tripled the amount made in the first three days of the Jimmy Savile scandal, the (...)

Former MI5 director general Sir Antony Duff wrote to the then British cabinet secretary Sir Robert Armstrong in 1986 over claims made by two sources about the MP.

Senior British intelligence officers warned the Thatcher government that allegations an MP had a “penchant for small boys” risked causing it political(...)

Facebook has decided not to remove a video from its site which a children’s charity believes is inappropriate. Photograph: Getty

A British child protection charity is in dispute with Facebook after the social network refused to remove a video clip that appears to show a baby bec(...)

 The charges were made by a now deceased Conservative MP, Geoffrey Dickens (left), who approached the then home secretary, Leon Brittan (right). Photograph: PA Wire

Allegations made to Britain’s home office in the 1980s about the existence of a paedophile ring did not involve prominent politicians or celebrities,(...)