CofE Statement on initial IICSA hearing

IICSA: further preliminary hearings this week

Following today’s preliminary hearing held by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA, the following statement has been issued by the Church Of England. This is the first of two hearing this week which were announced in the IICSA Statement on 2 October, also reproduced below. Continue reading

Kara bangles at school – again

The Metro reports that an eight-year-old Sikh boy, Kaiden Singh, has been threatened with exclusion from Summerhill Primary School, Tipton, if he does not remove his kara bangle while at school.

The Singhs recently moved to Tipton and were clearly surprised when his new school objected to Kaiden’s kara. Continue reading

Sexual identity, UK: 2016

Latest UK data on sexual identity

Today, the Office of National Statistics, (ONS), has issued the Statistical bulletin: Sexual identity, UK: 2016 – Experimental Official Statistics on sexual identity in the UK in 2016 by region, sex, age, marital status, ethnicity and National Statistics Socio-economic Classification.  Continue reading