Rotherham

Sarah Champion Blasts ‘Floppy Left’ For 'Fear Of Being Branded Racist'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK

Labour MP Sarah Champion has warned that the “floppy left” is afraid of speaking out on issues such as sex grooming gangs for fear of being brande...

Political Correctness Must Not Stop UK Tackling Child Sex Abuse, Rudd Says

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK

Political correctness must not get in the way of tackling child sex abuse, Amber Rudd has said amid calls to review racially-motivated crimes. The Ho...

Middle Class Kids At Risk Of Being Exploited By Gangs To Be Drug Runners

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK

Middle class children are at risk of being groomed to sell drugs by criminal gangs, a parliamentary report has warned. Police believe gangs’ use of ...

Quarter Season Predictions 2016/17: The Championship

Matthew Smith | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Also getting relegated are Blackburn, whose malaise under poor ownership looks to be leading them closer to a Coventry-esque plughole, and Barnsley, who after such a fiery start are doing the opposite of last campaign and falling with an irreversible air. Expect Paul Heckingbottom to be in the Prem and third favourite for the England job next season then.

Life In The Repetitive Lane

Tina Medlock | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Parents
Tina Medlock

If anything is likely to nudge me over the edge it's constantly being asked what we are doing next. And for that I blame visual timetables and the 'First and Then' approach taught to us by the Autism Communication Teams we have been in involved with.

This Is How Much Britain First And EDL Demonstrations Are Costing The Taxpayer

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

Almost £6 million has been spent policing far-right demonstrations and counter rallies outside of London in the past two years, The Huffington Post U...

The 'N' Word

Sarah Champion | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

I'm pleased the minister for industry now understands what we actually manufacture (an unkind soul would say she should have known this already) what concerns me is what will happen next. Anna Soubry talked the talk, she even mentioned the 'N' word (nationalisation!) but will she act?

Rotherham: Never Again! ... If We Listen to Children

Gerison Lansdown | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK
Gerison Lansdown

We need to make a commitment to children that it is them, not the abusers who will be protected from hereon. Within all cultures, and for children of all ages, the belief that if you are young you should be seen and not heard, with all that it represents, must finally be laid to rest.

Major Police Corruption Investigation Launched After Rotherham Child Sex Convictions

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK

The conduct of more than 50 South Yorkshire police officers is now under investigation following the conviction of a child sexual exploitation gang in...

Sex Abuse Gang's Victims Praised For Bravery As Full Horrors Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK

The horror of a gang's sexual abuse of young girls has been revealed in a trial that saw three brothers convicted of sexual exploitation. The broth...

Despite Major Scandals, Police's Ability To Tackle Child Abuse Is Still Poor

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

A third of police forces are failing to fight child sex exploitation effectively, something the NSPCC condemned as "deeply depressing" in the wake of ...

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 22.10.2016 | 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 25.08.2016 | 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 16.06.2016 | 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 12.06.2016 | 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...