Printer Friendly

5,000 'false' abuse bids.


ALMOST 5,000 false allegations of child abuse were levelled against religious between 1998 and 2001, campaigners claimed yesterday.

Let Our Voices Emerge (Love), which represents victims of false claims, said the figure was official Department of Health data.

And Love spokeswoman Florence Horsman Hogan added yesterday: "Figures for estimated claims to the Redress Board by the end of 2005 are 4,000.

"The amount of proven false allegations far outweighs the total claims of residential child abuse.

"Yet EUR4.2million is given to residential child abuse claims.

"Nothing is given to set up a hotline for fraudulent abuse claims, nothing for counselling and no acknowledgement that these false allegations exist."
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 28, 2004
Previous Article:Teen 'goaded into stabbing'.
Next Article:Fast lane for Lotto granda.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |