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

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

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Sunrise team: Anti-grooming unit in Rochdale sees 21 jailed

Twenty-one people have been jailed for child sexual exploitation offences in the last four years after a team was set up to protect vulnerable children. The Sunrise team was launched by Rochdale Council after nine men were jailed in 2012 … Continue reading

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Rochdale Council’s child abuse failings ‘unforgiveable’

Children in local authority care in Rochdale who reported sexual and physical abuse were failed by the council, its chief executive has said. Steve Rumbelow said events at Knowl View School and Cambridge House Hostel had “cast a long shadow … Continue reading

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Ruthlessly Silenced

By lying to ourselves, more vulnerable girls are put at risk BRITISH author Frances Hardinge once wrote: “Truth is dangerous. It topples palaces and kills kings…And yet there is one thing that is more dangerous than Truth. Those who would … Continue reading

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Andrew Norfolk’s Perspective

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

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Four of the Rochdale grooming gang are fighting deportation – and only two are still in jail

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All four are mounting yet another legal challenge to fight plans to deport them to Pakistan All but two of the Rochdale grooming gang have been released from prison – and four of them are mounting yet another taxpayer-funded legal … Continue reading

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Child abuse survivor praises BBC’s Rochdale grooming drama Three Girls

A ROTHERHAM child abuse survivor has praised the BBC’s drama series Three Girls which shines a spotlight on the Rochdale grooming scandal. The three-part series, which concludes tonight, tells the real-life story of a sexual health worker’s battle with the … Continue reading

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