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Governor ‘failed to act on urgent warnings’

Governor Mark Capes was given urgent warnings of problems with social work and legal problems on St Helena and Ascension Island – and failed to act on them. As a result, Claire Gannon arrived to take up her social services … Continue reading

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Gannon found ‘chaos’ after governor left island without social worker

Claire Gannon arrived to find chaos and a lack of staff in St Helena’s social services department thanks to government failures to take recruitment seriously, the Wass Report says. Governor Mark Capes failed to act on a warning that the … Continue reading

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£1.2m buys training, resources and results – SHG

  An extra £1.2 million from the UK in 2015 has helped fund a series of measures to protect children and care for victims of sex abuse. St Helena Online asked the island government to detail measures taken to improve safeguarding of … Continue reading

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New safeguarding boss promises action and support for victims

A new Safeguarding body on St Helena is already reported to be bringing new concerns to light, two months after it was set up to protect people from abuse and violence. A specialist detective now works solely on sex and domestic … Continue reading

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Christmas reflection on a year of tribulations and triumphs

Sean Burns, the Acting Governor of St Helena, has issued the following Christmas message:  When we found out that we were coming to St Helena, our friends on Tristan assured us of a warm welcome. We were not disappointed. It … Continue reading

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