September 25, 2020
By Steve Doughty
The Church of England is setting up compensation for victims of sexual abuse
The fund was approved by the Church’s Cabinet, the Archbishops’ Council
Among sex abuse cases to recently trouble the Church was bishop Peter Ball
The Church of England yesterday set up a multi-million-pound compensation fund designed to funnel money to victims of historic sex abuse by bishops, clergy and lay church workers.
Its ‘interim pilot support scheme’ will make the first payouts from a compensation process expected to cost the Church £200million.
The fund was approved by the Church’s Cabinet, the Archbishops’ Council, which also said that in the future it would invite outside authorities to run independent
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