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A paedophile who used his children's home business as "a front" has been jailed for life. John Allen, 73, was convicted by a jury at Mold Crown Court last week of committing historical sexual offences against 18 boys and one girl, aged between seven and 15, at his residential care…
Seven Somali men who were part of an inner city sex ring involving the abuse, rape and prostitution of British girls have been jailed for more than 40 years. Victims aged between 13 and 17 were preyed upon, sexually abused and trafficked across Bristol to be passed around the men's…
Fourteen Somali men have been convicted of running an inner city sex ring that involved the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage British girls, it can be reported for the first time. Victims as young as 13 were preyed upon, sexually abused and passed around the men's friends for money…
A total of 97 children in Glasgow have been identified as being victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) or are at risk according to a new council report. The number was highlighted as the city council's social work department examined current practices in the wake of the Jay report on…
A former children's home manager has been found guilty of 26 charges of historical sex abuse against children who lived in his string of care homes. John Allen, 73, was convicted by a jury at Mold Crown Court of committing various offences at a number of residential properties in and…
Staff at the organisation aimed at tackling online child sexual exploitation have to share computers and youngsters could be put at risk because of problems at the body, ex-employees have claimed. One ex-member of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) claimed that staff were "fighting to do their…
Overburdened social workers are struggling to keep pace with emerging types of child sex abuse like sexting and revenge porn, a new report says. The research commissioned by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) examined social workers' confidence, access to training and morale at six…
A report has found that at least 132 children in Birmingham have been victims of sexual exploitation or are "vulnerable" to it. The city's council carried out a year-long investigation into child sex abuse amid fears that grooming rings like those uncovered in Oxford and Derby could be operating in…
Northern Ireland's Justice Minister has ruled out any cross-border inquiry into IRA sex abuse allegations until other ongoing investigations are completed. David Ford confirmed discussions on a potential all-Ireland probe had taken place with his Dublin counterpart Frances Fitzgerald. But while Ms Fitzgerald signalled such a move was under consideration,…
This thematic inspection was commissioned to evaluate the effectiveness of local authorities’ current response to child sexual exploitation. The report draws on evidence from inspection and case examination in eight local authorities and from the views of children and young people, parents, carers, practitioners and managers. In addition, themes from…
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to investigate the conduct of ten South Yorkshire police officers in relation to their handling of reported child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham. The officers are part of a group of 13 referred to the IPCC by South Yorkshire Police. The ten the…
Northern Ireland Health Minister Jim Wells has announced the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), led by Kathleen Marshall. In an Oral Statement to the Assembly, the Minister told MLAs that the inquiry concludes that while child sexual exploitation is not new in Northern Ireland and…