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Sexual violence towards children and young people living in gang-affected areas is often seen as normal and inevitable, according to ground-breaking research carried out by the University of Bedfordshire, published today. The study into gang-associated sexual violence towards, and exploitation of, young people in England has highlighted that there are…
All children have the right to be protected from violence, exploitation and abuse. Yet, millions of children worldwide from all socio-economic backgrounds, across all ages, religions and cultures suffer violence, exploitation and abuse every day. Millions more are at risk. Some girls and boys are particularly vulnerable because of gender,…
This Command Paper is published in response to the Home Affairs Committee’s Second Report of Session 2013-14 entitled: ‘Child Sexual Exploitation and the response to localised grooming’: HC68-1 (incorporating HC182, 2012-13), which was published on 10 June 2013. The Committee has made 36 recommendations for the Government to consider. The…
The chief executive of The College of Social Work, Annie Hudson, has said a number of tell-tale signs were missed in the case of Hamzah Khan. A serious case review found that Khan, who was starved to death by his mother, was let down by the agencies that were supposed…
The death of a four-year-old boy whose mummified body was found in a cot nearly two years after he was starved by his mother was not a “predictable event”, a serious case review has found. A report investigating the death of Hamzah Khan, published this morning, claims there was not…
As the Rochdale horror revealed, we need to overhaul how we care for our most troubled children, By Edward Timpson Next month will mark the first anniversary of the sentencing of nine men from Rochdale who were convicted of systematically grooming and abusing scores of vulnerable young girls. For one…
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