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A new book examined public, social, and governmental understandings and responses to sexual violence. Sexual violence is a high-profile, complex and emotive issue which has become central to national and international discourses surrounding risk and risk management, child protection, human rights, criminal justice policy and public protection in modern society.…
Beleaguered South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright has been urged to resign by councillors in the biggest local authority in his area as they unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in him. Mr Wright has resisted top-level calls for him to step down since the publication…
A child protection campaigner has warned that the sexual exploitation of youngsters is a much wider issue than had been acknowledged. Hilary Willmer, chair of trustees at the charity Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace), said a "huge amount" of youngsters were being abused. She was speaking out following the…
The Rotherham child abuse scandal deepened last night as embattled police commissioner Shaun Wright's deputy quit and the Government ordered an early inspection of child protection services in the town. Deputy South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Tracey Cheetham announced she was resigning after a devastating report exposed widespread child…
The under-fire police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal has faced fresh criticism for failing to protect vulnerable victims of crime. South Yorkshire Police's public protection unit (PPU), which handles sex crimes such as rape, honour-based violence and domestic abuse, had an "unacceptable" culture that saw…
South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour Party, but insisted he would not leave his post. Mr Wright's resignation came after Labour threatened to suspend him unless he stepped down in the wake of a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham. He has…
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has published its 'Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham'. The report estimates that over 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, some were just 11 years old. Professor Alexis Jay (pictured), who wrote the report, said she found examples of…
The sexual exploitation of boys and young men is a much bigger problem than previously thought according to a new study. The Nuffield Foundation funded research, supported by Barnardo’s and carried out by NatCen and UCL (University College London), underlines the dangers of underestimating the impact of child sexual exploitation…
No council employees will face disciplinary action in a town where 1,400 children suffered sexual exploitation in a 16-year period, the local authority's chief executive has said. Rotherham Council leader Roger Stone resigned today following the publication of a shocking report which detailed gang rapes, grooming, trafficking and other sexual…
Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one town over a 16-year period, according to a report which concluded: "It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered." Today's report on events in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013, found that in more…
More than 2,800 sex crimes alleged to have taken place in British schools have been reported to police in the past three years. Of the cases reported between 2011 and 2013 more than 320 were alleged rapes, according to figures released to the Independent newspaper. The statistics, provided by 37…
A former social worker has been jailed for four years for arranging to have sex with an eight-year-old girl. Nicholas Allen, from Rochdale, was arrested for trying to arrange child abuse in Leybourne, Kent and jailed at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday. A social worker for 30 years, Allen, 54,…