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The investigation will try to establish which Church staff knew about the abuse, whether they responded appropriately and whether the attacks could have been prevented.
Smyth, a former barrister, was the chairman of the Iwerne Trust between 1974 and 1981. The organisation invited boys and young men from public schools, including students from Winchester College, to the camps, known as «Bash camps».
It emerged in 2017 that Smyth, an anti gay campaigner, had handed out up to 800 lashes to numerous males, some so severe the victims were left bleeding.
Shortly before he was due to be extradited from his home in South Africa to Britain to be interviewed by Hampshire Police, Smyth died from a heart attack.
Although he said he knew Smyth, Archbishop Welby insisted he had been canada goose birmingham uk «completely unaware» of any abuse and it was only in 2013 that he learned of the allegations.
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canada goose clearance The National Safeguarding Team of the Church of England has appointed Keith Makin, a former director of social services, to examine how the church, the Titus Trust, which took over running the camps in 1997, the Scripture Union, which managed the camps, and Winchester College handled the claims. canada goose clearance
However, according to the review terms of reference, the Titus Trust will not fully «engage» with the review until to «ongoing legal action» is resolved. The Scripture Union will also not take part.
canada goose coats Winchester College was informed of claims surrounding sadomasochistic abuse by Smyth at the camps in 1982. A secret report by the Iwerne Trust that year buy canada goose jacket told of the «horrific» assaults on the teenage boys. canada goose uk phone number However, neither the college nor the trust reported the allegations to the police. Smyth was banned from attending college or contacting the pupils. canada goose coats
In 2017, the college issued a statement saying it deeply regretted the ordeals its pupils endured. It added while there was no attempt to cover up the crimes many parents felt their children should be spared «further trauma» and so police were not then contacted.
The review document says Smyth was «encouraged by those involved in the Iwerne Trust» Smyth to work overseas after learning of allegations against him.
Andrew Graystone, who represents some of the 26 abuse survivors, said he went onto abuse 90 young males in Zimbabwe.
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«In that time, some survivors who have spoken out have lost confidence in the church and are not sure whether they will support the review.»
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