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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.

News round-up

15 March 2016
South Yorkshire Police (SYP) was accused of letting down victims of child sexual exploitation last week.

Rotherham solicitor slams police 'corruption' after abuse trial

25 February 2016
After guilty verdicts in the Rotherham abuse trial, David Greenwood, the solicitor representing 65 survivors of abuse in Rotherham speaks to Socialist Worker

After Rotherham verdicts, survivor vows to fight for the whole truth

24 February 2016

Defendant in Rotherham abuse trial was a police cadet

04 February 2016
A defendant in the Rotherham child sexual abuse trial was a police cadet when the alleged offences took place, Sheffield Crown Court has heard.

Key evidence ‘disappeared’, Rotherham abuse trial told

26 January 2016
Police have never interviewed the key defendant in a child sexual abuse trial, a court heard last week.

Corrupt cop helped Rotherham child abuser avoid arrest, court hears

12 January 2016
A court hearing evidence of alleged child sexual exploitation offences has heard that a corrupt police officer helped an abuser avoid arrest.

Cops gave information to abusers, Rotherham trial told

08 January 2016
A child sexual exploitation trial has heard that police passed information to abusers in South Yorkshire.

‘I told that officer, nothing happened,’ alleged Rotherham child abuse victim tells court

05 January 2016
A corrupt police officer had sex with young girls and gave drugs to a man accused of abusing children, a court heard last month.

Privatisation of children's services will only deepen failure

15 December 2015
David Cameron has said the Tories will take “failing” children’s services out of the control of local authorities. They could be handed to “teams of experts”.

Witness in Rotherham sexual abuse trial says she was abused when aged 15

15 December 2015
A witness giving evidence to a major sexual abuse trial has told a court that she was abused when aged 15.

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