Child Sexual Abuse

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...

Police Commissioner's Resignation Over Rotherham Now Looks Inevitable

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

The resignation of Shaun Wright, the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), now looks inevitable after his own party said he should quit...

Emotional Tank

Trevor Kleinhans | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Kleinhans

Within 2 years I had gravitated to one of the hardest drugs known, crack cocaine, and nearly lost everything I had worked so very hard for including my family and long lasting friendships. In this time I also contracted HIV.

It's Time to Count the Costs of Child Sexual Abuse

Jon Brown | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK
Jon Brown

I think it is time to prioritise child abuse as a public health issue like heart disease, smoking and obesity. These diseases get a high profile in part because they have a cost, not only in human misery but also for the economy. The NSPCC is currently researching the economic costs to the UK of child sexual abuse and it is likely that it will be billions of pounds of year.

We Need Robust Legislation to Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

Sarah Champion | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

It would be naïve to suggest that we can completely eradicate child sexual exploitation. Like any other crime it will continue to be committed while there remain individuals intent on committing it. However what we can do is ensure that we put in place a legal framework that has the welfare of young victims at its heart. It is my hope that this inquiry will help to achieve this.

Fury As Chinese Site Sells 'Child-Sized' Sex Doll

The Huffington Post | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Sex dolls look a bit creepy at the best of times, but this is just plain wrong. A Chinese website is under fire for selling disturbingly life-like ...

Sweetie: The Girl Who Caught 1,000 Paedophiles (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

“This is the story of Sweetie, a 10-year-old girl from the Philippines who tracked down and identified 1,000 paedophiles.” So begins a powerful...

Jimmy Savile's Chauffeur Charged With Raping Girls Over Three Decades

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

Jimmy Savile's former flatmate and chauffeur was today released on bail until November 15 after facing a vast catalogue of serious sex offences charge...

Savile's Driver In Child Sex Arrest

PA | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

Jimmy Savile's former flatmate and chauffeur has been arrested over fresh allegations of historic sex abuse against children. Ray Teret was arreste...

Government Must Do More to Protect Children in Care

Tom Rahilly | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Tom Rahilly

With awareness of child sexual exploitation never higher, not a week now seems to go by without a court case or investigation in the news. Thankfully more and more offenders are being caught and punished. ..

Is 'We Didn't Know' Enough?

Christian Berg | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

Child sexual abuse images and videos are nearly always a symptom of abuse. In many instances they are instrumental in building to the physical abuse of a child. As horrifying as this may be, the digital trail of this kind of content presents an opportunity to find and prevent abuse. By tracking the symptom, we can tackle the problem.

Abused Underage Girls Can Be At Fault - Eddy Shah

PA | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK

Former newspaper tycoon Eddy Shah, cleared last month of raping a schoolgirl in the 1990s, has said underage girls who engage in consensual sex must t...

Child Sexual Exploitation - The Momentum for Change Must Be Maintained

Jon Brown | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Jon Brown

The catalogue of horror and professional failings has unfolded before us over the last two years; Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford, Telford to name just a few. This widespread abuse cannot and must not be allowed to continue.

'If You Live In Britain You Obey the Laws'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Cultural and religious differences cannot be used as a defence for men from ethnic minorities linked to sex crimes against young girls, Tory Damian Gr...

Top Artist Sentenced Over Child Sex Charges

PA | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

An internationally renowned artist will be sentenced after being found guilty of a string of sex charges against children. Graham Ovenden, 70, who ...

70-Year-Old Man Arrested In Sex Abuse Probe At School

PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

A 70-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating historic child sex abuse at a school. The suspect, from Lancashire, was held by officer...

Corrie Star Michael Le Vell Appears In Court On Child Sex Charges

PA | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has made his first appearance in court accused of child sex offences. The star, who plays car mechanic Kevi...

Jimmy Savile Did Not 'Groom the Nation'

Louise Pennington | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK
Louise Pennington

Jimmy Savile was a "predatory, serial sex offender" but he did not "groom the nation". He was allowed to continue abusing because he was a 'celebrity'. Pretending that he "groomed the nation" allows those who knew to minimise and deflect their guilt. Those who knew and did nothing are guilty of helping Savile in sexually assaulting hundreds of children and adults. I say hundreds but we will never know how many. The term "grooming the nation" only serves to silence victims. It serves those predatory, serial sex offenders who are still harming people.

Abusing Trust With Dodgy Child Abuse Statistics

Dave Clements | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dave Clements

By massively overstating the problem of child abuse they are already undermining our relationships with each other and with the institutions in which we might once have invested our trust.