“Church Orders Review Of ‘Sloppy And Inadequate’ Child Abuse Inquiry” – The Times

Times_1788.12.04

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/church-orders-review-of-sloppy-and-inadequate-child-abuse-inquiry-85jm7xlrf

Church orders review of ‘sloppy and inadequate’ abuse inquiry

George Bell in 1943. A report said that the church’s investigation into claims of abuse by the bishop was inadequate GETTY IMAGES

The case of a revered Church of England bishop who was labelled a child abuser more than half a century after his death is to be reviewed.

The Church announced today that an independent reviewer would examine the conduct of the inquiry into the late George Bell, who died in 1958 after 29 years as Bishop of Chichester.

Compensation was paid last year, after a lengthy legal process, to a woman known as Carol who alleged she had been abused as a child by Bell.

Since then an anonymous former mental health nurse has told a local newspaper that she…

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