John Humphrys Slammed For 'Appallingly Ignorant' Child Sex Abuse Thoughts

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK

BBC presenter John Humphrys has been called out on Twitter for asking whether some children who are sexually abused "aren't really affected". Speak...

Not All Sex Offenders Are Celebrities

Peter Wanless | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
Peter Wanless

Years of hard campaigning have helped create a better environment for them to come forward. Having opened the public's eyes to the persistent levels of sexual assaults on children - over 31,000 recorded by police in England and Wales last year - it would be a travesty if victims are forced back into silence, fearing they will not be believed when they speak up."

We Cannot Allow Child Sexual Exploitation to Continue to Escalate

Sarah Champion | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

Since becoming an MP in November 2012 I had worked hard to understand child sexual exploitation. Before the Jay report came out I had collaborated with Barnardo's to run a cross-party inquiry into the crime and managed to change both the law and practice to try and counter it. Through all this, I thought I was an expert. In reality, I knew nothing! The scale of abuse in my constituency, 1,400 victims over 16 years, totally floored me.

Man Who Was Attacked On His Way To Rotherham Mosque Has Died

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

An 81-year-old Muslim man who was attacked two weeks ago on his way to a pray at a Mosque in Rotherham has died. Mushin Ahmed was subjected to a se...

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...

Child Sex Abuse Investigation Uncovers Hundreds Of Suspects

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK

Hundreds of potential suspects have been identified in an investigation into child sex abuse in Rotherham, along with several thousand new lines of en...

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.

These Are Our Daughters!

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Let me say this loud and clear: the sex fiends are a small minority. Most Asian or Muslim men are not hunting and hurting young white girls... That said, we Asians must dig deep and recognise that there is something rotten in our cultures, deeper reasons why these men do what they do.

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...

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...

Mass Of Allegations Against Police Officers In Rotherham Sex Probe

PA | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK

More than 100 allegations against 42 named police officers have been made to Independent Police Complaints Commission investigators probing South York...

British Police: Pre-election Scapegoats in Establishment Child Abuse Cover Up?

Chris Hobbs | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Chris Hobbs

Little wonder then, that just before a general election, it has been politically expedient to shine the 'cover up spotlight' on a battered, bruised and demoralised police service.

Rotherham Abuse: We Should Give the People of Rotherham a Voice

Ed Cox | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics
Ed Cox

The tragedy of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham and the failure of its public authorities to intervene undoubtedly requires strong and swift action. But the introduction of five commissioners to run the affairs of the council until 2019 denies the citizens of Rotherham their voice in addressing the failures of local public leadership.

Farage Calls Labour MP 'A Disgraceful Woman'

PA | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has called a Labour MP a "disgraceful woman" after she accused him of rubber-necking at victims of child abuse. Interviewed at his par...

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...

You REALLY Won't Believe What Ukip Has Come Out Against Now

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK

The EU. Breastfeeding. People Who Say The Word 'Chinky' Is Racist. But now Ukip has come out against something we never saw coming. In an advert pu...

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 | 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 16.11.2014 | 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' | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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.