Children of Christians are Potentially more Vulnerable to Abuse

The Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) has warned that children of ‘strongly-committed’ Christians may be more vulnerable to abuse. The warning followed a report from CEOP (part of the National Crime Agency) which said that children in institutions such as schools, churches, sports clubs and youth clubs are still not safe from abuse. CCPAS suggests that the added vulnerability is down to parents being more prone to unquestionably obeying church leaders.

The CEOP report included contributions from the Church of England, the NSPCC and Operation Yewtree, and suggested that institutionalstructures can discourage...

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