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When Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was finally fired after years of sexual harassment claims, it seemed like a welcome break from the norm: an exceptionally powerful man accused of sexual misconduct was for once not protected at all costs. While various harassment claims against Donald Trump failed to stop…
Urgent action is needed to strengthen the system that registers people who work with children, according to a parliamentary report. Holyrood's Sport Committee has warned the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) system "may not be preventing unsuitable people from doing regulated work". A Scottish Government review of the system is…
The new child sexual exploitation (CSE) guidance was commissioned by the Department for Education and is based on a review of the evidence by the University of Bedfordshire and Research in Practice. This resource is the original text from which the summary document Tackling child sexual exploitation: Advice for Professionals…
A former nursery worker has pleaded guilty to raping a child and inciting sexual activity with children. Jamie Chapman pleaded guilty to 22 sexual offences, including raping a teenage boy, at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday. The 28-year-old also pleaded guilty to nine counts of taking, making and distributing indecent…
Child victims of sex abuse within families are being let down by the system, new research has warned. Young people are often left to report the abuse themselves when authorities fail to pick up on signs, a series of reports found. Even after their experiences are disclosed, investigations into sex…
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has branded Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson "shameful" for her stance on the UK Government's so-called rape clause. Ms Davidson released a statement through a spokesman on Tuesday giving her backing to exemptions to the UK Government's welfare reforms, including the controversial clause. That came after…
Twenty nine people have appeared in court facing a total of more than 170 charges relating to the sexual exploitation of 18 children. The 27 men and two women appeared before a district judge at Huddersfield Magistrates Court charged with offences including rape, trafficking, sexual activity with a child, child…
A charity that represents survivors of historical child abuse is launching a new helpline service. Wellbeing Scotland said the line will give survivors a chance to name, confidentially, the person or people who abused them. The charity, which used to operate as Open Secret, will be piloting the project for…
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