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Private Catholic school pupils "at risk"?

Private Catholic school pupils "at risk"?

Children at private Catholic schools could be "at risk" of sexual abuse despite years of efforts to root out predators, an inquiry has heard.

An independent inquiry is being carried out into abuse at institutions, including the Catholic Church.

Ampleforth School in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset are currently under scrutiny.

Representatives from both schools told the inquiry they apologised for past failings.

The inquiry heard child protection failures may remain, despite numerous inquiries and convictions.

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