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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.

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.

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”.

Trial into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham begins

11 December 2015
A major trial into alleged child sexual exploitation (CSE) offences began this week at Sheffield Crown Court.

Abuse—a family affair

01 December 2015
A new report shows most child abuse takes place inside families. Sadie Robinson argues this reflects a class society that puts children at the bottom of the pile

Exposed - the system that abandons abuse victims

03 November 2015
We’re often told child sexual abuse is mainly carried out by ‘grooming gangs’. But, as Sadie Robinson found out, the real problem lies elsewhere in society

Police ignored abuse calls, say care home staff

27 October 2015
Staff at a care home in Solihull, Birmingham, have accused police of ignoring child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Rotherham abuse victims speak out - 'We can make a difference for future generations'

25 August 2015
Abuse survivors and relatives from Rotherham tell Sadie Robinson that police and authorities are still failing children. But they’re now organising to make sure future generations get real support

Charity finds mostly white child abusers in Rotherham

18 August 2015
A children’s charity has said that child sexual exploitation (CSE) is continuing in Rotherham, South Yorkshire—and that most of the abusers are white.

Most Rotherham abuse suspects are white, says new report

11 August 2015
A new report into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham, South Yorkshire shows that more than two thirds of offenders and suspects in the last two years were white.

News in brief

04 August 2015
Cuts for child abuse victims | Libor scandal banker on trial | It’s no help to be an academy | Rich council drives out poor

Did the police cover up child abuse for former Tory prime minister?

04 August 2015
A retired cop has claimed that Wiltshire police covered up allegations of child abuse by former Tory prime minister Edward Heath in the 1990s.

New files show how spooks tried to cover up child abuse

28 July 2015
The MI5 security service pushed for a cover-up of child abuse allegations against Peter Morrison, according to Whitehall files.

NHS cuts fail abuse victims in Rotherham, new report reveals

21 July 2015
Health services in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, are failing to protect vulnerable children from abuse and neglect, according to a new review.

Child abuse inquiry—questions that need answering

14 July 2015
An inquiry into child sex abuse in public institutions opened last week. 

Cops saw vulnerable children as just a 'nuisance' and 'drain on resources'

30 June 2015
An investigation into child abuse in Rotherham, south Yorkshire, has identified “hundreds” of suspects including one former and one current councillor.

News round-up

16 June 2015
Police and child abuse; Belfast equal marriage march; over 3 million are underemployed

Senior figures are named as abusers

02 June 2015
Three women have come forward to allege that a former Liberal Democrat MP carried out abuse against them as girls.

Authorities ‘let abusers continue’ in Rotherham

12 May 2015
Newly revealed reports expose how police failed to protect children from abuse in South Yorkshire.

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