02 September 2014
Former Rotherham social work trainer Gordon Jelley speaks out about the scandal, and Sadie Robinson looks at why abuse was really left unchallenged
27 August 2014
A new report has further revealed the horrific extent of child sex abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire—and how the authorities turned a blind eye for years.
05 August 2014
The MI5 security service covered up child abuse in the Kincora Boys’ Home, Northern Ireland, a former army intelligence officer has said. Brian Gemmell, a former captain in the Intelligence Corps, revealed that in 1975 he submitted reports to MI5’s Northern Ireland head Ian Cameron.
15 July 2014
The government was blasted this week as the judge appointed to lead a child sex abuse inquiry quit less than a week into the job.
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.
01 July 2014
Jimmy Savile was given “free run” in hospitals to turn up day or night, which allowed him to assault patients.
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”.
22 April 2014
An undercover cop investigating child abuse allegations had sex with a teenage boy, according to new claims.
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.
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.
14 January 2014
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry is examining abuse claims in Northern Ireland children’s homes and juvenile justice.
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
10 December 2013
A former Tory cabinet minister is to be questioned by the Metropolitan Police over allegations of child abuse.
10 September 2013
The sexual exploitation of children has become a racialised crime.
23 July 2013
John Stingemore was charged this week along with Father Anthony McSweeney with indecent assault and a number of other charges.
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”.
21 May 2013
The British National Party and the English Defence League have exploited grooming.
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
07 May 2013
BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has admitted 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls—one aged nine.
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”.