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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.

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.

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

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.

Senior South Yorkshire cops knew of abuse suspects but didn't act

05 May 2015
Senior South Yorkshire Police (SYP) officers failed to stop child sexual exploitation (CSE) despite being given a list of the main suspected perpetrators in 2003.

Lord Janner escapes trial over child abuse

21 April 2015
Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions (DPP) has concluded that that it was not in the public interest to prosecute the Labour peer Lord Janner. He could have been charged with 22 offences against nine victims at children’s care homes in Leicestershire.

South Yorkshire police officers investigated over child sexual exploitation allegations

31 March 2015
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating over 100 allegations against 42 named South Yorkshire police officers.

Lift the lid on child sex abuse

24 March 2015
Cops who had evidence implicating MPs and others in child sex abuse were threatened with the Official Secrets Act if they did not drop the cases.

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