Denial of Child Sexual Exploitation Perpetrators: History repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce
WE are seeing the construction of a smokescreen to obscure the truth about CSE in Rotherham and again the official denial that allowed CSE to grow, and the Police and public authorities to be corrupted.
For example, Sarah Champion MP and others seem to want to refocus the debate around the wider issue of Child Sexual Abuse (a broad term including paedophilia), as against Child Sexual Exploitation (the exploitation of child sex for profit, often by organised criminal.) The Rotherham experience. Go and see the web site for Sarh’s new campaign “Dare2Care“…it is to clarity , what soya is to flavour. Bland.
Sarah has become a self declared expert on issues such as Kashmir independence and Palestine; Keen, quite rightly, to fight race hate crime…
Yet now says little about the crimes that horrified Rotherham (Child Sexual Exploitation, drugs and racketeer landlordism and the role of Kashmiri men. Why?
The truth about Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham is important, and we must not forget it nor kick it into the long grass and hide it among other sex crimes.
It is important to ensure effective Policing, to target resources on prevention, to educate children, parents, health workers, teachers and care workers on what to watch for. Important so that we can educate ALL communities to supervise their young people, to guide them in citizenship.
Some truth..lest we choose to forget..
Jay: “found evidence of sexual exploitation of at least 1400 children in Rotherham over this period. “The majority of the perpetrators were described as ‘Asian’ by victims”. This assertion has been backed up by a number of professionals in reports and was reproduced in the Casey Review
Rotherham’s Safeguarding Board have churned out a number of strategies, papers, business plans, guidance notes that have one thing in common…
…Nowhere do they mention the terms Asian/Pakistani/Kashmiri or Mirpuri…the majority group of CSE perpetrators in Rotherham
Nowhere do they advise parents or children about the most likely ethnicity of perpetrators.
They have paid for a drama group to act out “grooming” and “Police response scenes” yet the audiences are 99.9% white and all the actors are ..guess what?
There are no efforts to teach about the issues in Mosques or at Kashmiri community events.
Speaking to any Kashmiri Councillors and all you get is denials…and the reversion to Child Sex Abuse as a smokescreen and statement that every community is as bad.
Last year the Safeguarding Board released statistics that misled and misrepresented the truth to the extent that they had to be withdrawn…again in an attempt to obscure the role of Kashmiri men.
So again for those who have chosen to forget, here are the Jay (supported by Casey) recommendations (page 118):
Recommendation 12: There should be more direct and more frequent engagement by the Council and also the Safeguarding Board with women and men from minority ethnic communities on the issue of CSE and other forms of abuse
Recommendation 13: The Safeguarding Board should address the under-reporting of sexual exploitation and abuse in minority ethnic communities.
Recommendation 14: The issue of race should be tackled as an absolute priority if it is a significant factor in the criminal activity of organised child sexual abuse in the Borough.
Seems that yet again we are prepared to put children at risk rather than face harsh truths.,,, as none seem to have been implemented.