£1m boost for Rotherham vulnerable children service

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SPECIALIST youth workers in Rotherham have been handed £1 million to continue and expand their work protecting young people. The Barnardo’s ReachOut centre, off Moorgate Road, was given the cash from the Home Office’s Trusted Relationship Fund. Crime minister Victoria … Continue reading

Sex abuse victims ‘failed’ by criminal payout scheme

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The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is to be investigated over concerns it is failing child sex abuse victims, the Victims’ Commissioner has told 5 live Investigates. Hundreds of people have been refused payouts since 2012, charities claim, many because they … Continue reading

really do think we missed this one! What even Barnardo’s knew! What in July 2001.

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Forget about the Police and RMBC failures,  the one that could have done the most… Barnardo’s, a national charity for the protection of children. So over the 16yr period covered by Jay ~ 80 to 100 children per year were … Continue reading

Not all child sexual exploitation mirrors what happened in Rotherham, says new report

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Not all child sexual exploitation mirrors what happened in Rotherham, says new report Children at risk of sexual exploitation could be slipping through the net because they are not ‘stereotypical’ victims, a report has warned. The charity Barnardo’s warned that … Continue reading

More from opinion pieces from the press

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Barnardo’s cannot protect Rotherham’s children alone http://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2015/aug/04/barnardos-cannot-protect-rotherhams-children-alone and http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/04/rotherham-police-jay-report-grooming Rotherham’s police have learned that smiles can mask abuse http://www.theguardian.com/profile/alan-billings All above spotted by Regular Reader.  

Barnardo’s to run new £3m scheme to support abuse victims in Rotherham

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Barnardo’s to run new £3m scheme to support abuse victims in Rotherham More than £3m is to be invested in a new service which will support survivors of child abuse in Rotherham – while aiming to prevent hundreds of other … Continue reading

The Barnardo’s Review of Council Practice in Child Sexual Exploitation; Bring on the P45s

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 “We apologise unreservedly to those young people who have been let down by our safeguarding services which prior to 2009 simply weren’t good enough.”  – Roger Stone, Rotherham Council Leader 04 September 2013 “We recommend that all key managers and … Continue reading

Barnardo’s Practice Review; 1 Oh dear what a farce

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I’m going to analyse this review in chunks, making It easier be clear to readers. Other pieces will appear over the next week. Let us start with some of the Basics #The report emphasises, in keeping with most experts, that … Continue reading

Akhtar & Co – Dirty Tricks Explained

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Saw the article headline in RothBradpol about an interview with Rik and was interested to know what he had to say to Akhar’s organ. So had a look and was amazed to see that despite the title he has no … Continue reading