Sex abuse reform ‘a step backwards’

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The victims’ commissioner has accused senior police officers of taking a retrograde step over plans to abandon the national policy to believe alleged sexual abuse victims automatically. Baroness Newlove said that victims of rape and sexual assault would be less … Continue reading

Police ‘still failing to take child sex victims seriously’

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Children reporting sexual and violent crimes are not being taken seriously, the government’s victims tsar has warned. Baroness Newlove said that the lessons of the Jimmy Savile and Rotherham sex abuse scandals had not been learnt because young people were … Continue reading

Commissioner meets CSE victims at Swinton activity centre

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VICTIMS commissioner Baroness Newlove met child sexual exploitation survivors at Swinton Lock Activity Centre. She commended their strength and added: “Today I met some inspirational young women who have reminded me how important it is for agencies to work together … Continue reading