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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.

Scotland Yard to investigate itself over allegations of covering up child abuse

17 March 2015
The Metropolitan Police will investigate itself over allegations of corruption, including that it covered up child abuse involving MPs and police officers.

Light is shed on cover up of establishment abusers

10 March 2015
Three linked events threw some light on allegations of child abuse by the rich and powerful and their attempts to cover it up.

Oxfordshire child abuse was ‘living hell’ but cops just ignored victims

10 March 2015
The right wing press say that the Oxfordshire abuse scandal is about race. But once again a report has slammed authorities’ attitudes, writes Sadie Robinson

Jimmy Savile had links right up to top of society

03 March 2015
Victims were ignored because of abuser’s connections to the rich and powerful, writes Sadie Robinson

Revealed - Rotherham cops linked to child sexual abuse scandal

17 February 2015
We are told that the police failed to investigate child abuse in Rotherham because of ‘political correctness’. But here a victim of child sexual exploitation, a lawyer and an abuse expert tell Sadie Robinson about the links between abusers and the cops in the town

'Muslim Culture' is not to blame

10 February 2015
The Rotherham abuse scandal has led some to celebrate Britain’s “progressive” society.

Cops and council cuts failed Rotherham abuse victims says new report

10 February 2015
Most media coverage of the Rotherham child abuse scandal has focused on “Asian gangs”. Yet a new report is another damning indictment of the local council and South Yorkshire Police (SYP).

News round-up

03 February 2015
cops face new abuse complaints | protest stops deportation | Egypt upholds death sentences

Blame the system for abuse

27 January 2015
When former Tory home secretary Lord Brittan died last week, the cops were investigating him over multiple allegations of sexually abusing children.

Child abuse inquiry crisis

06 January 2015
The farce around the Child Abuse panel inquiry continues.

More trouble for the child abuse inquiry

09 December 2014
The inquiry into child abuse investigations set up by home secretary Theresa May hit yet more problems last week. 

Abuse victim claims Tory MP murdered boy in ’80s

18 November 2014
Did a Tory MP murder a young boy during an “abuse party” in the 1980s? A victim of sexual abuse, who claims to know of three murders linked to an establishment child sex abuse ring, has made the shocking allegations.

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