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Police Scotland have launched a sex abuse enquiry involving a former children’s care home in Glasgow after receiving a complaint from a former resident. Officers have launched the investigation after being contacted by an individual who has claimed they were abused while in the care of Park Lodge Children’s Care…
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…
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…
Historical abuse survivors have accused Northern Ireland's politicians of putting their own needs before victims as they continue to wait for financial payments promised 17 months ago. Victims have warned that many have been left suicidal or facing financial ruin as the current Stormont impasse means that the findings and…
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