Cadet abuse statistics and hush money details sought

 The Celtic League are following up on queries we made about abuse in the military cadet forces several years ago after it was revealed millions of pounds had been paid to hush up sex abuse cases. Two years after we highlighted the issue BBC Panorama produced a programme on the issue:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-40446666

Earlier we had written to the Children’s Commissioners in Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland and also notified the UNCRC:

https://www.celticleague.net/…/defence-sec-asked-why-mod-p…/

https://www.celticleague.net/…/league-notify-uncrc-about-m…/

We also wrote to the Home Office who were setting up the ‘Goddard inquiry’ ( Independent Panel Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) into institutional abuse seeking assurances that the inquiries remit would include the military cadet forces. We subsequently received that assurance (link):

https://www.celticleague.net/…/home-office-respond-on-cad…/…

Subsequently Lord Justice Goddard resigned from the lead of the Inquiry and we were disappointed to see in reports that the military cadet forces do not now seem to feature in its remit.

FOI request below:

“MOD Information Rights Team 
Ground floor, zone D 
Main Building 
Whitehall 
London SW1A 2HB

By email

Dear Sir(s),

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

Could you please provide the following information:

1) The number of allegations of sexual abuse within the Army Cadets made to the Ministry of Defence in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and so far in 2019. Of these, can you provide the number referred to police.

2) The number of staff or volunteers dismissed from the Army Cadets following allegations and/or an investigation of sexual abuse in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and so far in 2019. 3)

The number of allegations of sexual abuse within the Air Cadets made to the Ministry of Defence in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and so far in 2019. Of these, please give the number referred to police.

4) The number of staff or volunteers dismissed from the Air Cadets following allegations and/or an investigation of sexual abuse in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and so far in 2019”.

5) The amount of compensation paid out to victims of abuse in the cadet forces in the past two decades.

Mr Bernard Moffatt

Assistant General Secretary
Celtic League”

Related links:

https://www.celticleague.net/…/astonishing-admission-about…/

https://www.celticleague.net/…/childrens-commisioners-pres…/

https://www.celticleague.net/…/un-crc-lobbied-on-military-…/

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Bernard Moffatt

Celtic League Military Monitoring

Thousands of children across Britain have joined the cadet forces in search of adventure. But the BBC sheds light on a chilling abuse scandal that was covered up for decades.
 
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