Rotherham

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...

Shopkeeper Dies In Suspected Machete Attack

PA | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

A murder investigation was launched after a shopkeeper died following an attack which left another man seriously injured on Tuesday. South Yorkshir...

'Traumatised' Family Agree To Destroy Rottweiler That Attacked Toddler

PA | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

The traumatised family of a toddler who was severely injured in a Rottweiler attack have agreed to have their pet destroyed. The two-year-old, from...

Toddler Seriously Injured in Rottweiler Attack

PA | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK

A toddler was being treated for serious injuries in hospital on Tuesday evening after being bitten by a Rottweiler. South Yorkshire police said the...

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.

Rotherham Council Apologises Over Handling Of Ukip Foster Case

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

A council has apologised over the way it handled the decision to remove three Eastern European children from foster parents who were members of Ukip. ...

'Unassembled 6ft Snowman' Posted On eBay

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

An "unassembled snowman" has been posted on auction site eBay by one enterprising individual from Rotherham attempting to make the most of the wintry ...

The Rise And Rise Of Ukip?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

The Labour Party may have swept to victory in Thursday's three by-elections but the big political winner of the night was the UK Independence Party (U...

Labour Wins By-Elections.. But Ukip Sees Jump In Votes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Politics

Labour is celebrating a clean sweep in three parliamentary by-elections in Rotherham, Middlesbrough and Croydon North. But the celebrations were ma...

Ukip Couple Call On Council Leaders To Resign

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

A couple who had three foster children removed from their care because they were members of Ukip have said council leaders should resign after failing...

Are Ukip Supporters Racist?

Robert Ford | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Robert Ford

Ukip's politicians are right to condemn the seizure of children due to their parents political views as the worst kind of political bigotry. But they must also acknowledge and respond to the darker motives attracting some voters to their party.