Grooming gangs ‘are abusing girls across the country’, victims and investigators warn

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Call for action comes as Bradford records 62 per cent rise in the number of referrals to its specialist child sexual exploitation service Grooming gangs across the country are repeating the horrific abuse exposed in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and most recently Newcastle, victims and … Continue reading

Kirklees Council’s children’s services ‘need help’

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Vulnerable children are being let down so badly in Kirklees another council should be brought in to help, a report to government has said. In November, a separate Ofsted report found “serious and widespread failures” that left “some children not … Continue reading

Andrew Norfolk’s Perspective

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A disturbing pattern is repeated again, and more cases to come The Northumbria prosecution means that Newcastle upon Tyne has joined a growing list of towns and cities in which groups of south Asian men have stood trial for street-grooming … Continue reading

Police operation to tackle child sexual exploitation in Dewsbury

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Police in Dewsbury are launching a four-day operation to tackle crimes including child sexual exploitation in the town. The operation will be launched on Tuesday July 25 and will run until Friday 28 in Dewsbury town centre. There will be … Continue reading

32 arrests in major investigation into historic child sex abuse claims in West Yorkshire

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32 arrests in major investigation into historic child sex abuse claims in West Yorkshire Police have arrested 32 people over historic allegations of child sex abuse in West Yorkshire. In total 30 men and two women have been arrested as … Continue reading

Election Snippet 2 – David Roche and Hoober Ward

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Election Snippet 2 – David Roche and Hoober Ward Getting candidates and councillors but not fit for Public Office? Given the lack of scrutiny regarding Labour’s recent selection and the eleventh hour departure of Shakoor Adalat, Labour councillor candidate for … Continue reading