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Sexual abuse was rampant at a children's home in Northern Ireland run by a Catholic order of brothers, a former senior police officer has said. Around a fifth of boys at Rubane House in Co Down were subjected to sexual or physical abuse, according to a public inquiry, equal to…
Rotherham's director of children's services has resigned in the wake of the report which detailed how at least 1,400 children had been subjected to sexual abuse in the town. Joyce Thacker has been under pressure to step down since the publication of the Jay Report. Rotherham Council confirmed Mrs Thacker…
There have been fresh calls for Rotherham's director of children's services to step down after it emerged she is absent on sick leave. Joyce Thacker has been at the centre of the controversy sparked by the Jay Report, which highlighted how at least 1,400 children were exploited in Rotherham between…
A Barnardo’s Scotland report has called on government and child protection agencies to learn the lessons from the Rotherham Inquiry by recognising the need for a specific child protection response to child sexual exploitation. The charity also calls on agencies with child protection responsibilities in Scotland to ensure that there…
South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner has stepped down from the role after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal. Shaun Wright has come under increased fire since the publication of Professor Alexis Jay's report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham as he was the councillor with responsibility…
Award-winning actress Samantha Morton has spoken out for the first time about sexual abuse she suffered while in care as a teenager in Nottingham. The Bafta and Golden Globe winner told how she was aged just 13 when she reported abuse by two men, both residential care workers, to both…
Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has announced that Rotherham Council will face an independent inspection after a report revealed 1,400 children were sexually abused over more than a decade. The inspection will be led by Louise Casey (pictured), the head of the Government's troubled families programme, and will examine whether…
Emergency laws must be brought in to allow the embattled South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to be ousted following the Rotherham child abuse scandal, a powerful group of MPs is demanding. In a bruising session with the Home Affairs committee, Shaun Wright (pictured) was told his claims to…
"The recent report on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham is upsetting in so many ways, not least for the girls and young women who were abused. As is often the way, the media is looking for someone to blame, someone to resign. Perhaps there were professionals who could have done…
The chief executive of Rotherham Council is to step down in the wake of a shocking report that detailed the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children in the town. Martin Kimber, who joined the authority in 2009, said: "I believe that new leadership will enable the town to recover…
The lord mayor of the City of London, Fiona Woolf, has been named as the chair of the independent inquiry commissioned by the Government into historic child sex abuse. Ms Woolf (pictured), a leading tax lawyer, takes the place of Baroness Butler-Sloss, who stepped down days after being appointed to…
Defects in the system responsible for the care of a toddler as well as "prolonged neglect" were factors which contributed to his death, an inquiry has found. Declan Hainey's body was found in his cot at his home in Paisley, Renfrewshire, in March 2010 when he would have been 23…