Child sex abuse: Inquiries into claims of police failings

The Independent Police Complaints Commission says it is handling 187 investigations into potential police failures in dealing with past child sex abuse cases in England and Wales.

A BBC Freedom of Information request revealed 27 completed inquiries have resulted in potential disciplinary action against up to 15 officers.

Eighteen forces are the subject of complaints about the handling of abuse.

These include what the IPCC has called potential “high-level corruption”.

Of the investigations, 56 cases relate to alleged failures by South Yorkshire Police in responding to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham; 46 follow allegations against the Metropolitan Police, and 58 against Essex Police.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38086476

Uncovered: The stack of ‘police failings’ over child grooming in South Yorkshire

THE police watchdog is carrying out 187 investigations into possible failings by police in their handling of historical child sex abuse cases – more than a quarter of them in South Yorkshire, it has been reported.

Read on… http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/uncovered-the-stack-of-police-failings-over-child-grooming-in-south-yorkshire-1-8256056

Police watchdog investigates alleged failings by South Yorkshire Police

The probes are among 187 being carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into possible failings by police officers and forces in their handling of historical child sex abuse cases. Of the investigations, 56 cases relate to South Yorkshire Police; 46 follow allegations against the Metropolitan Police, and 58 against Essex Police.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/police-watchdog-investigates-alleged-failings-by-south-yorkshire-police-1-8255922

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2 Responses to Child sex abuse: Inquiries into claims of police failings

  1. pleasant says:

    It may appear to be progress when the IPCC and others ‘investigate’ historic police failings into CSE, or for that matter child abuses generally, or even all abuses. However, let’s not kid ourselves that anything positive will emerge, or people such as police or politicians will be held to account. What we are seeing is the now boringly predictable tactic of distraction by using two devices: ‘controlled protest’, whereby people’s frustrations are channeled down a rabbit hole so protest has no effect, and ‘the cathartic placebo’, where people are lulled into a false sense of having done something effective, whilst in truth the proposed remedial measures were in fact a mere con-trick. The analogy to all this is that of a person, or community, under a lot of ( euphemistic ) bladder pressure, which eventually inappropriately releases. The immediate effect is a relaxed, warm feeling, but that feeling quickly turns into a clammy, cold, smelly discomfort. This is where we are now. What is not being addressed is the issue of abuses that are ongoing, for which neither the police nor local authorities nor associated institutions have shown any interest in tackling – anything to maintain the status quo so as to protect those who have failed, and continue to fail, those past and ongoing victims who once mistakenly placed their trust in a dysfunctional governance structure that was falsely claimed to protect them.

  2. S Thornton says:

    Of the 56 investigations for SYP, how many have been completed ?. How many conclusions have been made public, How long do we have to wait.
    No Councillors held to account
    No RMBC Employees held to account
    No Soicial Workers held to account
    No police held to account
    No sod all.

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