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Probe launched by Foreign Office into allegations of child abuse on British territory of St Helena after claims were revealed by child protection charity

July 25, 2014 · 

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Probe launched by Foreign Office into allegations of child abuse on British territory of St Helena after claims were revealed by child protection charity  

A social worker on St Helena who claims she was forced to resign after authorities failed to tackle ‘appalling’ child sexual abuse on the island will have her shocking allegations probed by an independent investigation, Mail Online can reveal.

The social services manager, who has asked not to be named, said she was shocked when she arrived on the British overseas territory by the sheer volume of sexual abuse allegations.

But she claims she was harassed and threatened when she blew the whistle on the alleged failure of police to properly investigate such crimes.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has promised an independent investigation will be launched into the social worker's claims about St Helena

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has promised an independent investigation will be launched into the social worker’s claims about St Helena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has promised an independent investigation will be launched into her claims.

The probe comes after Mail Online revealed that a report by UK child protection charity The Lucy Faithfull Foundation found St Helena was rife with child sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual exploitation.

The charity was sent to the remote South Atlantic island by the British government, although the report was never released.

A spokeswoman for the FCO said: ‘These are extremely worrying allegations which we take very seriously.


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