Child Sexual Abuse

Camila Batmanghelidjh May Have Been Incompetent - But She Wasn't Wrong

Gus Cairns | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK
Gus Cairns

Kids Company may well have been a chaotic mess organisationally; Batmanghelidjh's charisma may well have blinded important funders to that, and her ambition may have blinded her to it. But attempts to destroy the therapeutic understanding on which the charity was based smell to me of character assassination and will do nothing but set back therapeutic work with deprived kids (and adults) for years.

Lord Janner Told He Must Appear In Court, Even If He Doesn't Understand Proceedings

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

Lord Janner has been ordered to appear before a judge in person next Friday for a hearing over child sex abuse charges, despite suffering from severe ...

Five Police Forces Investigate Allegations Against Former PM Heath

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Politics

Five police forces are investigating sex abuse allegations linked to Sir Edward Heath. On Tuesday evening, Hampshire Police confirmed that it was also...

Now The Government Is 'Failing' Hundreds Of Sex Abuse Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Hundreds of sex abuse victims have had their compensation payments reduced after they committed crimes themselves, latest figures reveal. Children...

Law Named After Murdered Sarah Payne May Still Not Be Protecting Children

The Huffington Post UK?PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Children may be at risk of sexual abuse because of a patchwork application of 'Sarah's Law' which lets parents check whether people who look after the...

Barnardo's Accuses Authorities Of 'Insufficient Action' Over Sex Abuse Concerns

PA | Posted 25.07.2015 | UK

A children's charity has accused authorities of taking "insufficient action" over concerns they raised seven years ago about a girl whose abusers hav...

Six Members Of Child Sex Ring Found Guilty Of Horrifying Abuse

PA | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

Six members of a child sex ring in Aylesbury have been found guilty of their part in the horrifying abuse of two schoolgirls which went on for years o...

South Yorkshire Police Still Failing To Protect Children From Sex Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

South Yorkshire Police force is still failing to protect children from sexual abuse, despite two major reviews, a watchdog has found. A report publ...

The Waugh Zone June 29, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday June 29, 2015... 1) ISIS MANAGEMENT As the flags fly at half mast over Downing Street...

'Abuse' Is a Small Word That Maybe Doesn't Convey the Horror That It Should

Peter Wanless | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Peter Wanless

Instrumental quite rightly reminds us that no matter how offenders try to excuse their appalling behaviour it is never the child's fault - the survivor has absolutely nothing to apologise for. But the road to recovery is frequently bumpy, sometimes tortuous but always worth the journey, which is why we need far more investment in therapeutic and mental health services.

Crimes Against Children Are Now Being Exposed, But the Challenges in Keeping Future Generations Safe Are Myriad and Complex

Peter Wanless | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Peter Wanless

Child abuse comes in many forms - from neglect to physical, online to sexual - and at the heart of tackling it lies a need to provide a loving and supportive environment for all children. Listening to them properly when they need to be heard and then helping to equip them with an understanding of abuse and develop resilience against it. Preventing abuse before it can take hold is how, together, we will end cruelty to children.

Shocking Statistics Reveal Sexual Offences Against Children Has Risen By A Third

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK

The number of recorded sexual offences against children has risen by more than a third, new figures reveal. A total of 31,238 allegations of sexual...

A Humbling and Inspirational 12 Months

Javed Khan | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Javed Khan

It's a year since I arrived at Barnardo's and I can honestly say I feel very humbled to be chief executive of this great charity. It's been a challenging year for sure but also a hugely rewarding one.

Some British Men Have 'Completely Unacceptable' View Of Women, Says Culture Secretary

PA | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK

The "cultural side" of some communities should be looked at in a bid to see why there are men who have a "completely unacceptable" view of women, Cult...

Homeless and Alone: Teenagers Are Being Let Down

Matthew Reed | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Matthew Reed

Our shocking findings show that an estimated 12,000 16 and 17-year-olds - enough to fill Wembley arena - have asked their council for help in finding a new home for them. But more than half are turned away without even being assessed.

Child Sexual Exploitation: Time to Take Action

Adam Simmonds | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Adam Simmonds

As the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, I am utilising my position as leader in the local area to take action against child sexual exploitation.

Savile: Celebrity Scandal Should Not Overshadow Abuse Victims' Pain

Deanna Neilson | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Deanna Neilson

With hope, the Government's publication of the Savile reports will emphasise the importance - to children, adults working with children and those who may have suffered abuse in the past - of both listening and speaking out. No one should face the terrors of abuse alone.

Criminal Probe Launched After Damning New Rotherham Sex Abuse Report

PA | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

A criminal investigation is to be launched after a damning new report into Rotherham's child sexual exploitation prompted the replacement of its entir...

Charlotte Meredith

Why Britain Is Facing 'One Of The Most Worrying Periods Of Right-Wing Extremism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK

The threat from far-right extremism is growing in the UK, a senior Home Office adviser warned today, with Islamophobia escalating in the wake of Islam...

Today the UK's Forgotten Victims, Tomorrow Its Next Child Protection Scandal?

Ella Cockbain | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Ella Cockbain

As debate rages on about how best to avoid 'another Rotherham', I know I'm not alone in wishing some attention would also be paid to how best to protect boys from sexual exploitation.

Child Sexual Abuse Content Downloaded on a Fifth of Corporate Networks

Christian Berg | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

The growth in portable USB devices and mobile storage means there is a disturbing trend of offenders increasingly bringing illegal images or videos into the workplace. In fact, many businesses are already unwittingly storing, and allowing the movement of, illegal images and videos across their networks.

Our Paramount Concern Must Always Be the Welfare of Vulnerable Children

Javed Khan | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Javed Khan

Nothing, and I mean nothing, should stop us from protecting children. Both as Barnardo's chief executive, and a member of the country's British Pakistani community, I unilaterally condemn the disgusting abuse that so many children in Rotherham were left to suffer for years.

Shining a Light on Child Sexual Abuse

Nick Lowles | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Nick Lowles

Rotherham is sadly just the latest in a long, and growing, list of British towns and cities which has experienced grooming by Pakistani/Kashmiri gangs. So, if it is right to call on public institutions like the BBC and the NHS to review procedures and the Catholic Church to address abuse by its clergy, we should not shy away from dealing with the problem within specific communities.

So This Is How Rotherham Council Tried To Spin Claims It Failed To Prevent 'Appalling' Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

The council at the centre of a scandal over the "appalling" abuse of children that it failed to prevent has been accused of "jaw dropping" spin over t...

Did Political Correctness Really Stop The Rotherham Abusers Being Caught?

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

Media coverage of the systemic sexual abuse of 1,400 children over 16 years in Rotherham has honed in on one aspect - the claim that the perpetrators...