Rotherham

Britain First Are Hurt The 'Right-Wing' Media Doesn't Support Them

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK

Far-right group Britain First have announced they will be encouraging their "millions" of followers to boycott the Daily Mail and The Sun. The news...

Where Are The Missing Rotherham Abuse Files?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK

An urgent investigation into whether public officials sought to cover up the extent of the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal has been called for by a ...

Charlotte Meredith

Britain First Protest Against Rotherham Abuse By Flogging Merchandise

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK

The far right descended on Rotherham Saturday to rally against the appalling findings of an inquiry into child sex abuse - and to make a few extra pou...

Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Soars In The Capital

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

Muslim hate crime in London has shot up by almost 65% in twelve months, with spikes in violence linked not to Islamic State beheadings, but to inciden...

Grooming Gangs: Tackle the Crime Not the Community

Sara Yasmin Anwar | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Sara Yasmin Anwar

All those that participated stressed that those who commit sexual offences on the Pakistani community are a very small minority of people. Therefore, it's grossly unfair for the media to portray sexual grooming as being a feature of the Pakistani community.

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...

The Paradox of Men in Power Shaping Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls

Natalie Gyte | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Gyte

In a practical sense, no single remedy can address this endemic issue. Instead a range of solutions, constituting a holistic approach, are required. Firstly, a truly independent inquiry should be commissioned - one which is not led by any of the institutions implicated in the case, and further not implemented by a high profile man or men.

Rotherham: When the excuse is uglier than the sin

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Faisal J. Abbas

Perhaps there is nothing that can better describe the horrific revelations that emerged as a result of the recent Rotherham scandal in the United King...

Child Protection: Listening to Children and Professionals

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Every day, we work with vulnerable children, many of whom have experienced or are at risk of child sexual exploitation. This horrific abuse has affected a number of children supported by our services, whether related to risks to those in residential or foster care, or to young parents receiving our help. Awareness must be raised and professionals, children, and their carers must be educated about the risks around exploitation, as well as ways to guard against it.

Why Everyone Should Read the Qur'an in Plain English

Shihab S Joi | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

Thing is, they're not entirely wrong: there are plenty of instances of hatred, bigotry and hissy fits, but there is also much love, tolerance and, goddamit, beauty. To get it, you absolutely have to read it as a narrative rather than a pick 'n mix of copy and paste.

Rotherham Whistleblower 'Sent On Diversity Training For Saying Abusers Were Asian'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

A researcher was sent on a diversity awareness course - and faced the sack - for raising the alarm about the appalling abuse of children in Rotherham ...

Child Sex Abuse In Rotherham Could Just Be The Beginning

PA | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

A child protection campaigner has warned that the sexual exploitation of youngsters is a much wider issue than had been acknowledged. Hilary Willme...

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

Assed Baig | Posted 31.08.2014 | 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.

Sexual Grooming - An Issue of Race, Institutional Failures or Societal Values?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

I reject the racial link between the criminal's and their victims, in this case being mainly Pakistani men sexually abusing white girls. The role of race has no relevance to this act of sexual deviancy, just like it has no relevance with the prolific child sex abuse cases involving Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris, Roman Catholic priests and the British political establishment.

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

Ella Cockbain | Posted 29.08.2014 | 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.

Fresh Rotherham Horror Stories Emerge As Care Home Worker Lifts The Lid..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK

Children who were sexually abused in Rotherham were sometimes collected and taken to their abusers in taxis paid for by the local council, it has been...

Shaun Wright's Deputy Tracey Cheetham Resigns Over Rotherham Sex Abuse Scandal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

The Rotherham child abuse scandal deepened tonight as embattled police commissioner Shaun Wright's deputy quit and the Government ordered an early ins...

Our Paramount Concern Must Always Be the Welfare of Vulnerable Children

Javed Khan | Posted 28.08.2014 | 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 28.08.2014 | 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.

It's Probably Time For Wright To Admit He's Got To Go

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour Party, but insisted he would not leave his post. Mr Wright'...

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...

Police Chief Told To Resign Over 'Appalling' Child Abuse

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has been urged to resign over the failings of Rotherham Council which saw up to 1,400 children e...

WATCH: A One-Dimensional Debut From Pop Star Tomlinson (VIDEO/PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Sport

One Direction group member Louis Tomlinson made his professional football debut for Doncaster reserves last night, delighting more than 5,000 bandwago...