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Hundreds of girls may have been abused in Oxfordshire, a report into "indescribably awful" child sexual exploitation has found. As many as 373 potential victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) have been identified in the county over 16 years. A highly-critical serious case review published today reveals that a catalogue…
The serious case review has established 373 young people in Oxfordshire have been victims of child sexual exploitation over the last 15 years. The review was commissioned in 2012 after the activities of a paedophile ring emerged and was founded on the experiences of six victims in that case, which…
Ten men have been charged as part of an investigation into child grooming and sexual exploitation in Rochdale. The men, nine of whom are Asian, are accused of a catalogue of serious sex offences against seven victims, aged as young as 13 at the time of the alleged offences, between…
Looking at the serious and negative risks that face some adolescents in the UK today, focusing on neglect, running away, sexual exploitation and offending. Considered together, common themes can be drawn out to inform a distinctive adolescent-centred approach to protection, prevention and the promotion of adolescent resilience. The scopes central…
A serious case review is expected to find more than 300 young people in Oxfordshire have been victims of child sexual exploitation over the last 15 years. The review, carried out by the county's safeguarding children's board, is also expected to criticise Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council over…
A former nursery manager has been sentenced to eight years in jail for the rape of a three-year-old boy in Lochaber and sexually abused a teenage girl in Stirlingshire. Mark Maclennan was was also found guilty of possessing child abuse images and sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow after…
Government cuts to Rotherham police and council are "compounding the horror" of the child sexual exploitation scandal when what is needed is a major new centre to support victims, the town's MP has said. Sarah Champion welcomed the announcement by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles of £250,000 over two years to…
Communities secretary Eric Pickles has named the five commissioners who will take over the running of crisis-hit Rotherham and also promised £250,000 to help set up an outreach project to help victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE). Mr Pickles said Sir Derek Myers (pictured) will be the Lead Commissioner, Stella…
There is clear evidence that senior staff at Stoke Mandeville Hospital knew about the abuse of young patients at the hands of Jimmy Savile, a lawyer representing many of his victims has said. The findings of a further series of investigations by NHS hospitals into allegations of abuse by the…
Abuse victims of a notorious boys' home in Belfast will today mount a legal challenge against the Government's refusal to order a statutory inquiry into the crimes committed there. A brutal paedophile ring abused boys from the Kincora home (pictured) in east Belfast during the 1970s. While three staff members…
There are still children at risk of becoming victims of sexual exploitation who have not been identified by authorities, the Office of the Children's Commissioner (OCC) has warned. In a report about progress made in tackling child sexual exploitation in gangs and groups, the OCC said different rates of child…
The number of children being counselled through ChildLine about online sexual abuse has more than doubled, according to the charity. ChildLine said it carried out 2,842 counselling sessions on the matter in 2013-14, a 168% increase from 2012-13. The findings follow a separate report, carried out by the NSPCC late…