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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.

Newcastle abuse ‘not because of race’ says judge

06 September 2017
A group of men that abused girls and young women in Newcastle did not target victims because of their race, a judge has said.

Abuse survivor slams police for paying convicted child rapist in Newcastle case

11 August 2017
A survivor of child sexual exploitation has spoken out against the use of a convicted child rapist as a police informant in the Newcastle abuse case.

Sexist attitudes behind police failings in Newcastle abuse case

10 August 2017
Sexual abuse and sexist attitudes aren’t the preserve of Asian men. They are at the heart of capitalist society. And this explains police failings.

Failings that led to Jersey child abuse went right to the top, inquiry finds

04 July 2017
The failings that left children in care open to abuse in Jersey went right to the top of the political system, an inquiry has found. It added that children there “may still be at risk”.

Three Girls - A harrowing view of how system treats survivors of abuse

16 May 2017
Socialist Worker readers should watch BBC drama Three Girls, which airs this week.

Rotherham abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse leads fight for new law

04 April 2017
A survivor of the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, is demanding the government does more to help victims.

Spies not blamed over Kincora in a ‘travesty’ of a child abuse inquiry

24 January 2017
Children suffered decades of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in homes run by the state, charities and churches in Northern Ireland, an inquiry found last week.

Shocking new figures reveal neglect and corruption across police forces

29 November 2016
The cops’ pet watchdog has received “complaints”—including potential “high level corruption”—regarding police handling of child sexual abuse cases.

Eight men guilty of child sexual abuse - over a decade after police received complaints

19 October 2016
Eight men have been found guilty of 19 charges relating to sexual abuse of three girls – over a decade after one reported the abuse to police.

Police ‘lost clothes’ after rape allegation, court told

27 September 2016
Police apologised in 2003 for questioning a man accused of repeatedly raping a 13 year old girl, a court has heard. Sageer Hussain is one of eight men on trial for child sexual exploitation offences at Sheffield Crown Court.

Police face questions over Rotherham child abuse case

20 September 2016
A court has been told that police took no action on rape allegations and lost evidence, reports Sadie Robinson

Survey shows up extent of historic child abuse

09 August 2016
One in 14 adults in England and Wales suffered sexual abuse when they were children, according to figures released last week.

The named person scheme – protecting Scotland’s children?

01 August 2016
What attitude should socialists take towards a scheme that the Supreme Court says breaches human rights?

Report finds that Church of England could have prevented abuse at Kendall House

19 July 2016
Hundreds of girls were drugged and abused at a private children’s home in Kent throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

LETTERS: Cuts at councils are putting vulnerable children at risk

05 July 2016
The link between poverty and vulnerability is well known. There is a risk of children suffering harm ranging from emotional abuse to physical or sexual abuse.

Rotherham’s corrupt cops wouldn’t tackle child abuse

30 March 2016
Jayne Senior spoke to Sadie Robinson about her new book which exposes how the authories in Rotherheam held back the truth of an abuse scandal

Make the spy cops probe transparent

22 March 2016
The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has demanded that Lord Justice Pitchford must conduct an “open and transparent inquiry” into undercover police.

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