There are significant loopholes in our safeguarding measures that are entirely preventable, but potentially disastrous.
Posts Tagged: Child sex abuse
The abuse scandal revealed Watson as either fool or knave – either ought to mean the end of his career
“The Light of Lights looks always on the motive, not the deed; the Shadow of Shadows on the deed alone.”
Plus: Sympathy for the Downing Street SpAds. The case for chemical castration. And: my interviews with the Tory leadership candidates.
Earlier this month, however, when it emerged that another rape gang had been operating with impunity, this time in Telford, the silence was deafening.
Polling suggests real concern among them about extremism. But one wouldn’t think so from the coverage of her appointment.
Even after all the problems, and the threadbare findings, Wiltshire Police show no sign of realising their errors.
By discussing a sensitive topic in Muslim communities, you do not give oxygen to racists. You cut off their supply.
There is a specific problem in Pakistan, especially where the majority of the Christians and Hindus respectively live, about non-Muslims being viewed as inferior.
Some of the criticisms of Sir Martin Moore-Bick have gone much too far, and seem to be attempts to make political points in the wake of a terrible tragedy.
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
It isn’t necessary to be one of his supporters to believe that it is time for Wiltshire Police to put up or shut up.
Stella Creasy: Labour and Conservative MPs must work together to ensure that children learn about sexual consent
Of course we battle over our competing visions of Britain. But on something this important we should co-operate.
Anonymous claims will be gathered and treated as the truth. “Because it’s called ‘The Truth Project’, you see? It becomes true, because I say it’s true!”
The Prime Minister conceded “there were stories around” but said she could not “intervene on the basis of suspicion, rumour or hearsay”.
To tackle sexual violence, people trafficking and modern slavery requires properly policed border controls.