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Ampleforth Faculty is one among England’s main Catholic colleges, run by the monks of Ampleforth Abbey

An inquiry is to be held into how a number one Roman Catholic faculty offers with allegations of sexual abuse and safeguarding points.

The Charity Fee stated the inquiry will examine charities which administer Ampleforth Abbey and Ampleforth Faculty in North Yorkshire.

The regulator stated it adopted “latest media studies” of alleged sexual abuse linked to the school.

The Abbey and college stated they had been co-operating totally.

The Charity Fee stated the inquiry wouldn’t examine allegations of abuse or precise incidents of abuse.

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It stated it could concentrate on the administration and governance of the charities, whether or not they have fulfilled their authorized duties and whether or not there was any misconduct or mismanagement.

It can additionally have a look at how safeguarding insurance policies are applied and the way the charities handled the dangers arising from alleged abuse incidents.

The fee has not indicated when the inquiry might be accomplished.

It stated: “The investigation follows media reporting relating to people with hyperlinks to Ampleforth Faculty in reference to allegations of sexual abuse.”

Ampleforth Faculty is a co-educational impartial faculty, with simply over 500 pupils aged 13 to 18. Boarding charges are round £33,000 a 12 months.

The school was based within the 19th century by the neighbouring Benedictine Ampleforth Abbey.

It additionally has a preparatory faculty, St Martin’s, which takes girls and boys aged three to 13.

In November, North Yorkshire Police stated no action would be taken in opposition to the Abbot of Ampleforth over an allegation of indecent assault on the faculty within the 1990s.

Abbot Cuthbert Madden had at all times denied any wrongdoing.

The pressure can also be investigating claims by The Occasions that it bungled an inquiry into alleged sex abuse at the college.