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  • Girls safer


    On 31 October, under the Serious Crime Act. it became a criminal offence not to report incidents of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

    Children are often taken abroad for this practice to be carried out. However there is a belief that the law is now inconsistent, as there is no compulsion to report other forms of child abuse. A public consultation on mandatory reporting is pending.

  • WEST professors


    WEST appointed in November Dr Robert Letham as Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology and Dr Michael Reeves as Professor of Theology, in acknowledgement of the high level of academic scholarship and international standing they have both achieved in their field.

    WEST recognised the exceptional quality of all in the Faculty, within which they aim to see continued growth with the ongoing development of Union, the online theological resource site launched in Sept 2015.