Child Sex Abuse

NSPCC Releases Dinosaur Cartoon To Help Parents Talk To Kids About Sexual Abuse

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Parents

The NSPCC has launched a dinosaur cartoon to help parents talk to children about sexual abuse. The Pantosaurus animation, created by Bristol-based com...

Same Page - Entirely Different Story

Mary Rose Brady | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mary Rose Brady

How can we accept a society that does not provide the support needed when traumatised children have been brave enough to come forward - as we encourage them to do. Surely it is our moral duty to offer a safety net of support and recovery services at the other side.

We Must Also Remember Male Victims of Sexual Abuse

Penny Parks | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK
Penny Parks

Attitudes to male abuse have progressed since I published my book in 1990, but there is still some way to go to encourage men to report abuse and/or seek support to recover from the effects of that abuse. Campaigns like this will undoubtedly help.

Why Do the Media Ignore Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse?

Tom Leavesley | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Tom Leavesley

We need more male survivors of childhood sexual abuse to come forward and we need the media to report their stories. Boys and young men need role models too, so it is time to ask the question, why do the media ignore male survivors?

Jonathan King 'Arrested On Suspicion Of Historical Child Sex Offences'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

Former music mogul Jonathan King is understood to have been arrested on suspicion of historical child sex offences. The 70-year-old is believed to ...

Defenders of Ted Heath Beware: You and I Know Nothing

Brogan Morris | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK Politics
Brogan Morris

I can't claim to have any conclusive answers about Ted Heath, but I - as everyone should - respect those alleged victims enough not to dismiss their claims on a hunch.

Kids Company Founder Says Her Sex Abuse Claims Are 'Already Unfolding'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

Camila Batmanghelidjh has said she doesn't need to provide evidence of her claims the government suppressed child sex abuse allegations against senior...

Barrister In Brothel Keeper Case Reveals The Real Reason Why It Was Dropped

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

The barrister who dropped the criminal case against the brothel keeper at the centre of the alleged Sir Edward Heath child abuse cover up has insisted...

Watch Ted Heath's Tory Whip Talk About Covering Up 'Scandals Involving Small Boys'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

Footage showing a senior whip in Sir Edward Heath's government boasting that he could cover up “scandals involving small boys” has resurfaced, shi...

Tom Watson Calls For New Police Paedophile Unit And Justice For Survivors

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Politics

Labour MP Tom Watson has called for a radical overhaul of the way police handle child abuse cases after fresh allegations emerged against former Prime...

MI5 Stifled Claims Thatcher Government MP Had 'Penchant For Small Boys'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Politics

MI5 warned the Thatcher government that allegations an MP had a "penchant for small boys" risked causing it political embarrassment, newly unearthed f...

The Sex Abuse Reports That Provide Even More Damning Proof Of Authorities Failure To Act

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Authorities in Rotherham were warned about child sexual exploitation in 2003 - and given a list of the suspected main offenders - and told three years...

Let's Not Make Child Grooming about Ethnicity, But We Can Talk About Race If You'd Like

Assed Baig | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK
Assed Baig

The fundamental problem is that by making this issue about Asians, Pakistanis or Muslims, the discussion is taken away from the actual victims. It also ignores or marginalises the non-white victims of these predatory criminals.

Did Margaret Thatcher Know About Child Sex Allegations?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: 'Shambles': Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Condemned As Head Resigns After Less Than A Week Margaret Thatcher is said to have told one of her sen...

Combating the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Meg Munn | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

The appointment of the Children's Minister as the government lead for child sexual exploitation gives greater prominence to the issue, highlighting it as a national responsibility in England.

Am I a Child Prostitute or a Prostituted Child?

Shy Keenan | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Shy Keenan

I was sold for sex from a very early age by the adults in my life, I didn't want or like what they did but I was powerless to stop them, I couldn't comprehend any of the long-term lifelong problems it would cause... I just knew it was bad horrible and I wanted it to stop... The victims are viewed as ink on paper, dots on a screen, un-saveable lost souls with no rights, no voice and no choices. Pornography is a legitimate business that sells consenting adult sex. Child abuse images are crime scene photographs.

'Deep Malaise In Society'

the Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

A shocking report has lifted the lid on the scale of sexual abuse taking place between children. Researchers found "profoundly distressing" evidenc...

Former Pc Who Faced Child Sex Abuse Claims Found Dead

PA | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

A former police officer has been found dead on the day he was due to be charged with a series of serious sexual offences. Norfolk Police said that ...

'Predatory' Comments Barrister Barred From Sex Offence Cases

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Prosecutor Robert Colover, the barrister who labelled a 13-year-old sex attack victim as "predatory", is to be barred from sexual offence cases while ...

'It Takes Two To Tango'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

13-year-old abused by paedophile - barrister tells court SHE was predatory A leading human rights lawyer has waded into the row over child sex abus...

A Small Conversation Can Make a Big Difference

Peter Wanless | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK
Peter Wanless

Four out of five parents of five-17-year-olds who agreed to take part in a YouGov poll also told us they think it is their responsibility to talk to their children about the risk. Yet half of all parents surveyed have never done this. And those that did tended to focus on 'stranger danger.'

Internet Pornography, Child Murder and National Security Agencies

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Egan points out that one difficulty with stopping access to web pages with indecent content involving children, is that paedophilic offenders may find euphemisms and code words to tag photographic content, so only they know them. Then the authorities would be always playing 'catch up' to them.

Could Aggressive Treatment of Vulnerable Witnesses Be About to Change?

Javed Khan | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Javed Khan

The aggressive questioning of vulnerable witnesses in court was exposed again this week with solicitor general Oliver Heald calling for change at the dispatch box. We've all heard stories of children - many of them victims of horrific sex crimes - being thrown to the wolves in court and it needs to stop.

Child Sex Abuse Victims 'Ignored'

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

The belief that "children should be seen and not heard" may have led to earlier generations of youngsters being ignored when they claimed they were se...

'Being Fondled By Old Men As A Child Didn't Scar Me'

PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

laywright Alan Bennett has told how "old gentlemen" fondled his legs when he was a child but that he was not "scarred". The History Boys writer tol...