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Tories hope child abuse inquiry will divert gaze from top

08 July 2014
The Tories hope that the announcement of a panel of inquiry into how allegations of child abuse were handled will get them past the election.  

Report reveals Edwina Currie approved Jimmy Savile's role at hospitals

01 July 2014
Jimmy Savile was given “free run” in hospitals to turn up day or night, which allowed him to assault patients.

Child abuse scandals damn those at the top of society - that's why they cover them up

29 April 2014
When Liberal MP for Rochdale Sir Cyril Smith died in 2010, Nick Clegg described him as “one of the most likeable politicians of his day”.

Coppers accused in Elm House abuse scandal

22 April 2014
An undercover cop investigating child abuse allegations had sex with a teenage boy, according to new claims.

Not just a coincidence

04 March 2014
The smear campaign in the right wing media against Labour over associations with paedophiles in the 1970s appears in a new light this week.

Right wing smears won’t stop child abuse

25 February 2014
Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman says she is the victim of a “politically-motivated smear campaign” by the Daily Mail. She is right.

Historic abuse inquiry begins

14 January 2014
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is examining abuse claims in Northern Ireland children’s homes and juvenile justice.

Kincora scandal papers show links to ‘men in high places’

07 January 2014
Newly released secret state documents do nothing to dispel rumours of a child abuse cover-up at the top, explains Simon Basketter

Veteran Tory faces abuse questioning

10 December 2013
A former Tory cabinet minister is to be questioned by the Metropolitan Police over allegations of child abuse.

Sexual abuse overlooked when profile doesn't fit

10 September 2013
The sexual exploitation of children has become a racialised crime. 

Two charged in Elm Guest House child abuse scandal

23 July 2013
 John Stingemore was charged this week along with Father Anthony McSweeney with indecent assault and a number of other charges.

Jillings report reveals organised child abuse at care home

09 July 2013
A report has described life for many children in care homes in Wales across three decades as “little short of a living nightmare”.

Abuse in Oxford - turning a scandal into a race scare

21 May 2013
The horrific child sexual abuse exposed in recent court cases has been labelled an Asian 'grooming' scandal. Judith Orr spoke to Ella Cockbain about how the issue is being exploited to further demonise Muslims

Fascists try to whip up racism

21 May 2013
The British National Party and the English Defence League have exploited grooming.

Stuart Hall’s abuse relates to a culture of bullying—not the ‘permissive’ 1970s

07 May 2013
BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has admitted 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls—one aged nine.

Fresh evidence of ‘systematic’ abuse across north Wales children’s homes

30 April 2013
An investigation into abuse at children’s homes across north Wales has found “significant” new evidence of “systematic and serious sexual and physical abuse”.

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