The complaints include the case of former bishop Peter Ball
The Church of England has received over 3,000 complaints about child abuse and may be forced to pay millions in compensation to victims according to reports.
The complaints are almost all from the alleged treatment of children, young people or vulnerable adults. According to one recent compensation payment in an unproven child abuse case of a long-dead Bishop of Chichester George Bell, mounted to £15,000 – matching that sum to every complaint would cost the church almost £50million.
The complaints include the case of former bishop Peter Ball who was jailed for 32 months in 2015 for sex abuse against boys over a period of 30 years.