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Report on deaths of 9,000 Irish children is a cover-up

Report on deaths of 9,000 Irish children is a cover-up An Irish investigation reported last week on how over 9,000 children died at 18 institutions for “unmarried mothers” and their babies between 1922 and 1998.

White men most likely to commit child sexual exploitation, says Home Office report

White men most likely to commit child sexual exploitation, says Home Office report Most of those who commit child sex exploitation (CSE) offences in groups are white men, according to a Home Office report. 

Abuse inquiry won’t hear from the victims

Abuse inquiry won’t hear from the victims Child sex abuse victims of Greville Janner have been barred from giving live evidence to the public inquiry into the former Labour MP.

Church covered up child abuse and protected perpetrators

Church covered up child abuse and protected perpetrators The Church of England created a culture that allowed child sexual abuse to fester, a report has found

Jeffrey Epstein documentary exposes corruption and sexism at heart of system

Jeffrey Epstein documentary exposes corruption and sexism at heart of system This four-part documentary has been out on Netflix since May

Ghislaine Maxwell arrested but abuser prince still refuses to talk

Ghislaine Maxwell arrested but abuser prince still refuses to talk  Ghislaine Maxwell is charged with procuring underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with, and engaging in sexual activity with them herself.

Wealth and power meant establishment ignored child abuse

25 February 2020
The establishment spent decades turning “a blind eye” to allegations of child sexual abuse.

The right use abuse scandals to feed racism

21 January 2020
A new report shows politicians and the media use abuse to whip up Islamophobia, says Sadie Robinson

Why do the royals still reign?

19 January 2020
As scandals and splits tear chunks out of the royal family, Simon Basketter looks at what keeps them in place—and why the people who actually rule us still want them

Jeffrey Epstein case shows up the system’s abuses

20 August 2019
Jeffrey Epstein, the rich child rapist, is dead after taking his own life. That is a slightly more controversial statement than might be imagined.

Reports of child abuse are shaped by media hypocrisy

23 July 2019
Peter Bornshin suffered sexual abuse while in the care of social services in the early 1980s. He was tormented by his experiences at the Grafton Close Children’s Home, west London.

Hidden nightmare that lies behind the Hollywood dream

16 July 2019
Dark Mon£y is a poignant and compelling drama about sexual abuse, class and the corporate elite in the film industry, say?Dean Ryan and Kate Simon

Child abuse at the heart of the British establishment

02 April 2019
Child abusing senior spy Sir Peter Hayman escaped prosecution in 1978 after his solicitor lobbied the then Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in person.

LETTERS - It’s right to challenge racist lies over child sexual abuse

05 November 2018
I think this race stuff has allowed the police to shift focus away from how much they clearly don’t care about people from poorer or difficult backgrounds (Claims about ‘Asian sex gangs’ don’t stack up, 31 October).

Claims over ‘Asian sex gangs’ don’t stack up

29 October 2018
Racists blame Muslims for child abuse, but researcher Ella Cockbain told Sadie Robinson about the reality

Tommy Robinson’s racists turn on Rotherham survivor

16 October 2018
Rotherham abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse has come under attack from racists and supporters of Tommy Robinson.

Council care fails children

21 August 2018
Children looked after by local authorities are facing a “silent crisis”, new research by the Social Market Foundation thinktank indicates.

New book shows how police failings helped cover up Rotherham abuse

22 April 2018
Sammy Woodhouse was key to exposing a child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham – and the failures of the police and other authorities to act on abuse.

After racists march in Telford - oppose the FLA in Manchester

31 March 2018
Around 200 people joined a racist march in Telford on Friday.

New report into Rotherham child abuse excuses top council officials and police

12 September 2017
A new report says senior officials at Rotherham council knew of problems with child sexual exploitation—but none should be charged over failures.

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