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Child Sexual Exploitation

Louis Theroux’s new Jimmy Savile documentary is a horrible misstep by @ProfKarenBoyle

The original BBC documentary by Louis Theroux in 2000 about Jimmy Savile, the former British TV star thought to have sexually abused at least 500 women and children, was uncomfortable viewing even before his crimes were common knowledge.  … Theroux revisits the moment in his new documentary, Louis Theroux: Savile. It is a statement of Savile’s power that helps more »

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Say No More To Child Abuse, Child Explotation and Domestic Violence

We as woman reclaim our lives are bodies are minds. We see the power and control over our lives from others who have no right to who we are and what we are. The coercive control happens every where not just in a intimate relationship but all in our work place in other relationships with more »

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CSE is not self-harm

During a meeting where were discussing the definition of self-harm (I work in Mental health) someone who works with young people said that ‘you could say that CSE is a form of self-harm’. This is my response to that. No CSE is not self-harm. Saying CSE is a form of self-harm is dangerous, it places more »

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it’s a shame that the human rights act in this country are not adherred to by the public bodies who are supposed to look after the vulnerable person

Does it seem that people with lived experience of mental distress don’t know their own minds and make choices for themselves and their lives. Are we all constantly being manipulated by others daily from the media in society as a whole. Being a victim of sexual assault rape child abuse you think I have suffered more »

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Associated Press will no longer be using the term ‘child prostitute’

We are very pleased to see that Associated Press now recommends that writers not use the word ‘prostitute’ to refer to children or teenagers who are forced into sexual exploitation following successful campaigning by the Human Rights Project for Girls (@Rights4Girls). There is no such thing as a ‘child prostitute’, ‘teenage prostitute’ or ‘underage sex worker’. more »

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Rape, child abuse and Prince Charles’s former school by Alex Renton

Winner Best Article – Comment & Features Write to End Violence Against Women Awards Alex Renton Rape, child abuse and Prince Charles’s former school The Observer It was the happiest time of the school year. Kate, which is not her real name, and her class of 12- and 13-year-olds would soon leave Aberlour House, their home for more »

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1/3 of police forces are “inadequate” in dealing with child protection.

This week, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary published a report into child protection called In Harm’s Way: The Role of Police in Keeping Children Safe. No one who actually works in child protection or is involved in child safe-guarding will be surprised by the findings of this report. The HMIC “examined 576 case involving children, from across more »

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The Reality of Ritual Abuse in the UK; or, why David Aaronovitch is wrong

Open Democracy has published a very important two-part article from journalist Bea Campbell in response to the deeply problematic David Aaronovitch radio program on ritual abuse. Ritual abuse of children does exist. There have been a number of successful prosecutions of adults for committing satanic ritual abuse, as there have been with other forms of ritual more »

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