Chetham’s regrets past abuse, Wells says ‘we couldn’t see’main
Reports from the UK Independent Inquiry Into Child Sex Abuse continue to unfold a horrifying catalogue of paedophile activity at the leading music schools.
Alun Jones, present principal of Chetham’s in Manchester, offered an unqualified apology for ‘the appalling mistakes of the past’. A teacher at Wells Cathedral School said, ‘We couldn’t see what was there’.
Next under scrutiny are the Yehudi Menuhin and Purcell schools.
Clearly the tone has changed. In the past decade, when Slipped Disc has reported alleged abuses we were met with stone walls of denial.
See also: Distressing evidence.