Rotherham council told to apologise to abuse whistleblower – The Guardian

‘Rotherham council has been ordered to apologise to a whistleblower who helped to expose the town’s grooming scandal after council officials raided her charity without proper explanation – years after she risked imprisonment by revealing how the council, police and social services turned a blind eye to the abuse of at least 1,400 children.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 28: No More Full Disclosure for Women Forced into Sex Work – 1 COR

‘Jo Moore tells Rosalind English about a recent ruling which means that women who were forced into the sex trade at a younger age don’t need to disclose their convictions when applying for jobs which require DBS checks.’

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Law Pod UK, 26th March 2018

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Scale of child abuse survey ‘needed every 10 years’ – BBC News

Posted March 27th, 2018 in child abuse, children, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘Thousands of children should be surveyed to build a true picture of sexual exploitation, experts have said. The government says it does not know how many girls have been groomed in the wake of questions about sexual exploitation in Telford. But the Centre of Expertise for Child Sexual Abuse is designing a survey of children to run every 10 years to assess the scale of the problem.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2018

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British children being forced into modern slavery in UK as 5,000 potential victims found – The Independent

‘British children are being forced into modern slavery in the UK as more potential victims are reported than ever before. A total of 5,145 potential victims were referred into the system last year, an increase of 35 per cent on the year before, and the National Crime Agency (NCA) believes the number will continue to rise.’

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The Independent, 25th March 2018

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Telford grooming ‘tip of the iceberg’, says solicitor – BBC News

Posted March 14th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sexual grooming, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A lawyer who led prosecutions against a child sex abuse ring in Telford has said those cases were the “tip of the iceberg”.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2018

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‘The smell of air freshener brings it back’ – BBC News

‘Three women, who say they were groomed into prostitution as teenagers, have won a High Court battle which means they will not have to tell future employers about their soliciting history.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2018

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Women “groomed, pimped and trafficked” as teenagers not required to disclose prostitution convictions to employers – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The High Court ruled on 2nd March 2018 that three women forced into prostitution as teenagers will no longer have to disclose related convictions to potential employers.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th March 2018

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Barry Bennell branded ‘sheer evil’ as he is sentenced to 30 years – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2018 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The former football coach Barry Bennell was branded “sheer evil” and the “devil incarnate” on Monday after being sentenced to 30 years in prison for subjecting junior players from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundreds of sexual offences.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2018

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University of Cambridge admits ‘significant’ problem with sexual misconduct – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2018 in complaints, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘The University of Cambridge has admitted that it has a “significant problem” with sexual misconduct after receiving almost 200 complaints in a matter of months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2018

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Nearly 200 people held in UK-wide online child abuse operation – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2017 in child abuse, internet, news, police, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Nearly 200 suspected paedophiles were arrested in one week, investigators have said, as they warned of a rise in the use of live streaming to sexually abuse children. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said a UK-wide operation in October had saved 245 children from harm and 192 people were detained.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2017

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Pupils’ diaries convict Hampshire sex assault teacher – BBC News

‘Teenage girls’ diaries have been used to help convict a former PE teacher of sexually assaulting five pupils.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2017

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Rotherham child sex abuse case: Three men jailed – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘Three men have been jailed following the first trial to come out of the National Crime Agency’s inquiry into historical sex abuse in Rotherham.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2017

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Child sexual abuse victims to be granted compensation following criticism – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Fresh guidelines have been issued to ensure that child victims of sexual abuse are not denied compensation on the mistaken grounds that they consented to a relationship.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2017

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Top police officer backs ‘Sammy’s law’ pardons for grooming victims – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2017 in child abuse, criminal records, gangs, news, police, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Victims of grooming gangs should be pardoned for crimes they committed under the direction of their abuser, Britain’s leading child protection police officer has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2017

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Grooming victim fear over Coronation Street courtroom error – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2017 in anonymity, media, news, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Child sexual exploitation victims may fear coming forward after a courtroom sketch of a grooming victim was shown in Coronation Street, it is feared.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2017

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Clacton woman Marie Dent, 44, posed as teen to groom boy, 15 – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2017 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, women by sally

‘A 44-year-old woman who posed as a teenage girl to groom a boy for sex, has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2017

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‘Justin Bieber lookalike’ jailed for sex offences – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2017 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who posed as a Justin Bieber lookalike online to lure schoolgirls into sending him indecent images has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Police ‘may work with paedophile hunters’ – BBC News

‘Police have admitted they may have to work with “paedophile hunters” after research revealed a rise in their evidence being used in court. Figures obtained by the BBC show 11% of court cases in 2014 for the crime of meeting a child following sexual grooming used vigilante evidence, rising to 44% in 2016.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Abused children ‘refused compensation’ over consent – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, freedom of information, news, sexual grooming, victims by tracey

‘A woman sexually abused as a child by a grooming gang leader was told by a government body she “consented” to it. Sammy Woodhouse was initially denied compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which said she was not “manipulated”. A Freedom of Information request revealed she is one of nearly 700 child victims of sexual abuse, including grooming, to be refused payments.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2017

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Newcastle grooming gang members jailed for up to 29 years – The Guardian

‘Members of a “cynical and well-practised” grooming gang have been jailed for up to 29 years for sexually abusing vulnerable girls in Newcastle upon Tyne after plying them with drugs.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2017

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