Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse publishes report on the Archdiocese of Birmingham
Today, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published its report on the Archdiocese of Birmingham case study. The report is available here. The findings of the Inquiry detail devastating failures by the Archdiocese of Birmingham over decades.
Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC and Angela Patrick, along with solicitors Bhatia Best, represent RC-A1 (also known by the Inquiry as D2), an adult survivor of child sexual abuse at two now closed residential schools for children with special educational needs operated by the Archdiocese of Birmingham. He was subject to horrific acts of physical and sexual abuse in the care of the Church during the 1970s. He first reported his abuse to the police and to the Archdiocese of Birmingham in 2005. His evidence was read as part of the Inquiry’s hearing in November 2018.
A press release from Bhatia Best, with a response to today’s report from D2, D2’s carer and D2’s solicitor, Jon Wakefield, is available by clicking here.