Rotherham scandal

One girl said gang rape was 'a way of life' where she lived. But council staff did nothing for fear of being labelled racist.

1,400 children were abused in Rotherham over a 16-year period. Victims as young as 11 were trafficked, beaten and raped. One girl said gang rape was ‘a way of life’ where she lived. But council staff did nothing for fear of being labelled racist.

A report commissioned in the wake of revelations that “at least” 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham has branded the local authority “not fit for purpose” and left it facing takeover by government commissioners. How did it reach this point?

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The Rotherham scandal refers to the widespread sexual abuse of children and young people in the town of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, over a period of more than a decade. The following are some key points about the scandal:

  1. The abuse took place between 1997 and 2013 and involved an estimated 1,400 children and young people.

  2. The majority of the victims were girls aged between 11 and 15, who were typically from disadvantaged backgrounds.

  3. The abusers were predominantly men of Pakistani heritage, while the victims were mostly white British.

  4. The abuse included rape, physical assault, and emotional abuse. Some victims were also trafficked to other towns and cities in the UK.

  5. The abuse was facilitated by a number of failings on the part of the local authorities, including social services, the police, and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

  6. These failings included a lack of understanding of the nature and scale of the abuse, a reluctance to act on reports of abuse, and a tendency to blame the victims for their own abuse.

  7. The scandal was exposed in 2012 by a report in The Times newspaper, which led to a number of investigations and inquiries.

  8. As a result of these investigations, a number of individuals were convicted of sexual offences, while several senior officials in Rotherham were found to have been complicit in the cover-up of the abuse.

  9. The scandal prompted a national debate about child sexual exploitation in the UK, and led to changes in legislation and procedures aimed at improving the protection of children and young people from abuse.

1 Abuse scandal is a ‘vastly wider issue’ than Rotherham | Channel 4 News


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She was one of the first to flag up the Rotherham abuse scandal. In her first interview Hilary Willmer, from the child protection group Pace, talks about why their report was suppressed.
2 Police ‘sorry’ for failure in Rotherham child sex abuse scandal


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Rotherham council and police say an inquiry that revealed widespread child sexual exploitation in the area has allowed them to reassure the public that the services today are safe

3 An uncomfortable truth

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Andrew Norfolk, chief investigative reporter for The Times, talks through his four year investigation into ‘the lost girls of Rotherham’ at Shift North 2015.
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4 Rotherham 

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5 Rotherham grooming victims speak out for the first time

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Three years after an official report found 1,400 children had been the victim of sexual exploitation in Rotherham, two of the victims have waived their anonymity to speak for the first time on camera. They discuss the continuing impact on their lives, an ordeal which has continued even after some of the abusers have been given lengthy prison sentences.

6 Hundreds of girls sexually exploited in Rotherham, England



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How hundreds of girls in the British town of Rotherham fell prey to a child exploitation ring.

7 Rotherham child abuse scandal: ‘They thought they were dirty little slags’ | Channel 4 News

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Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long reports from Rotherham, as senior figures in the council, police, and social services refuse to stand down.

8 Grooming in the north of England: special report

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After nine men are found guilty of grooming in the north of England, Channel 4 News’ Midlands Correspondent Darshna Soni investigates how this came to be and the wider impact on the local community.

9 Rotherham abuse victim: The police made me feel like I was the problem

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She tells 5 News about how she was groomed and abused.

10 Teenage grooming: the harrowing tale of a 13-year-old girl

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Social Affairs Editor Jackie Long talks to the parents of a 13-year-old girl who was groomed by a gang of men.Sign up for Snowmail, your daily preview of what is on Channel 4 News, sent straight to your inbox, here:…

11 Samantha Morton: I was sexually abused as a child in care homes | Guardian Interviews

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Following revelations of child sex abuse in Rotherham, actor and director Samantha Morton felt the need to go public about her own shocking experience growing up in care homes in Nottingham.
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Here she talks for the first time about being sexually abused by residential care workers, and what happened when she went to the police about it. Get the whole picture Sexual abuse victim support

12 Ruzwana Bashir on the Rotherham child abuse scandal | Channel 4 News

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British businesswoman Ruzwana Bashir kept quiet when she was abused in her home town of Skipton, aged ten. She later overcame her family’s reluctance to take her abuser to court, and now calls on others victims to take legal action.

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13 Whistleblower’s Account of Mass Child Abuse in England

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More than 1,400 girls were allegedly abused by a gang of pedophiles in Rotherham, England, over a 15-year period. Whistleblower Jayne Senior explains how the men would prey on their victims. Video/Photo: Mark Kelly/The Wall Street Journal

14 Rotherham whistleblower ‘proved right’ | Channel 4 News

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It took 16 years, but today the woman who first blew the whistle on the extent of abuse in Rotherham says she’s finally been proved right.

15 Rotherham Part 1

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16 Rotherham Part 2 – Joyce Thacker

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Giving evidence before the Home Affairs Select Committee

17 Rotherham Part 3 Police Evidence

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First Part of the Police Evidence to Home Affairs Select Committee
including allegation by tory MP that Police threatened a Home Officer Researcher “Wouldn’t it be a bad thing if these men (grooming gangs) knew where you lived?”

18 Man at centre of Rotherham scandal continues to cling onto his job

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Shaun Wright, who was head of Children’s Services, has refused to stand down despite pressure from David Cameron.

19 Child exploitation still on ‘industrial scale’ in Rotherham | Channel 4 News

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Shaun Wright, who was head of Children’s Services, has refused to stand down despite pressure from David Cameron.

20 Britain’s Child Sex Rings – 1400 Children Exploited in Rotherham


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21 Shocking: Ethnic Cleansing in Rotherham

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A defenceless 84 year old pensioner shares her story of harassment, intimidation and attempts of forcible displacement with BNPtv.
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22 Rotherham locals speak out

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People of Rotherham speak to BNPtv following the horrific revelations in a report by the independent inquiry on the torture and rape of 1,400 young girls in the town by gangs of Pakistani heritage.

23 Rotherham Child Grooming Scandal – Witness Account | Loose Women

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From series 19, broadcast on 20/07/2015 Sarah Wilson was one of the 1400 children who were groomed for sexual exploitation in the Rotherham scandals. She shares her story. Click here for more:

24 Mother of child abuse victim speaking in Rotherham

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We attended the town hall in Rotherham when a meeting was taking place about the recent child abuse scandal and took along a camera. We met a woman who had been a victim of the council, social services and the police. Her story is both heartbreaking and inspirational, listen to her story.

25 Panorama – Stolen Childhoods: The Grooming Scandal

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Panorama covers the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham.

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26 Hussain bothers convicted of massive child abuse in Rotherham

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27 Greater Manchester Police cover-up moslem rape gangs

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1400 cases of “appalling” sexual exploitation revealed in UK report 
Rotherham child abuse investigator “had data stolen” 
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Rotherham police tried to disprove victims 
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The head of children’s services in Rotherham attempts to pass the buck 
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28 Grooming gang jailed

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Four members of a grooming gang, who abused vulnerable girls in Huddersfield, have been given a total of 36 years in jail.
Sentencing them the judge described the men’s treatment of their victims – who ranged in age from 11 to 17 – as “inhuman”.

29 ‘Sex gang’s background must be acknowledged without fear of racism’ UK MP

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Seventeen men and one woman belonging to a sex-grooming gang, have been prosecuted in the UK. That’s after years of committing child rape and trafficking. The gang lured underage girls with drugs and alcohol. Police say almost 500 people were arrested after 278 victims testified. All but one of the convicted gang members was of Asian origin. Salman Butt and Toni Bugle debate the issue.

30 The stream – Seeking justice in Rotherham

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31 – 290814 Sikh Channel Special: Child Abuse Scandal (Part 1)

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Sikh Channel Special: Child Abuse Scandal (Part 1)
Sikh Channel visit the streets of Rotherham with Bhai Mohan Singh of the Sikh Awareness Society to gauge the true public response to the child abuse scandal, their feelings towards the institutions designed to protect them and the U.K media use of the term ‘Asian’ when identifying the perpetrators.

32 Peter Saunders: The nation should be shocked at Rotherham abuse findings

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33 Violated: A survivor’s account of the Rotherham Abuse Scandal

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The shocking book trailer for Violated. A first hand account from a survivor of the Rotherham Abuse Scandal. 
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34 Rotherham Child Grooming Scandal – Witness Account | Loose Women

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From series 19, broadcast on 20/07/2015 Sarah Wilson was one of the 1400 children who were groomed for sexual exploitation in the Rotherham scandals. She shares her story. Click here for more:

35 Reality of Sexual Grooming Gangs in the UK (Interview with Andrew Norfolk by SAS)

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Cutting edge report with leading UK Journalist Andrew Norfolk(The Times) and the Sikh Awareness Society on sexual grooming gangs in Britain in response to the report released today by Sue Berelowitz, Deputy Children’s Commissioner, which fails to address the fact that there is an ethnic trend within the gangs.
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36 Operation chalice – telford child sex ring


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telford based documentary about the girls that were sexually abused by a large gang of Pakistani men.

37 Nick Ferrari: Telford abuse scandal

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A very broad reckoning of the guilty parties in British paedophile gangs shows around 80 per cent are of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin. “Why do some South Asian men treat white girls as objects?” asks Nick.
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38 Maajid Nawaz discusses the Telford Scandal

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Quilliam International’s Founder, Maajid Nawaz on his Sky News show The Pledge delivers his verdict on politically correct politicians, police, and the British Pakistani, Bangladeshi & South-Asian Muslim communities in the wake of another child sex grooming gang scandal in Telford.
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39 BBC ignoring Telford child grooming scandal. Why?

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40 Britain’s grooming gangs

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Thousands of girls have fallen prey to what’s being called grooming gangs. Sex traffickers and abusers, predominantly British Pakistanis, who target Sikh girls.
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The shocking Telford Grooming Gang Scandal is reportedly the worst in Britain’s history and saw an estimated one thousand girls beaten, raped, and even killed in a city of only 170,000 residents. Horrifying stories have emerged of British police looking the other way, refusing to investigate child rape cases, calling child rape “consensual sex” and branding the victims as racists. As the mainstream media fails to cover this revolting multicultural controversy, Stefan Molyneux explains the lengths the United Kingdom has gone to be “politically correct.”

41 House of Lords – Telford Grooming Scandal


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Lord Pearson asking a very important question regarding the Telford grooming scandal.
Unfortunately it gets the typical politicaly correct response. We can’t trust these politicians to protect our children.

42 London gangland: How young girls are groomed into gangs – BBC News

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How do you join a gang aged 12? In this special report we look at London’s gangland scene.

43 The boys groomed for exploitation

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44 BBC Inside Out – the hidden scandal of sexual grooming of young Sikh girls by Muslim men

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An Inside Out London special, uncovers the hidden scandal of sexual grooming of young Sikh girls by Muslim men. Breaking their silence, they speak to Chris Rogers about their experiences at the hands of these predatory men and why justice is being denied to them by their own community and the police.
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45 “Political Correctness Let Grooming Gangs Prosper” – S.A.S. on LBC Radio w/ Katie Hopkins

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Mr Singh founded the Sikh Awareness Society to encourage Sikh families to act against sexual abuse.

And he said that political correctness had let the gangs succeed.

He told Katie: “I think it is due to political correctness, but it’s also down to nobody wants to be called a racist. Nobody wants to call a spade a spade. Nobody really grabbing the bull by the horns and saying “No, abuse is abuse”.

“But they don’t want to be labeled that we’re after one community, we’re targeting one community.

“We can can see all the reports coming out Rotherham, the failings of the police, the failings of the local councillors.

“The whole system failed and that’s what’s been happening for the last 30 years. And it is PC. People are just too too afraid to, you know, just too afraid to speak the truth.”

46 Should street grooming be framed as a Muslim problem? DEBATE – BBC Newsnight

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British Muslim Youth founder Muhbeen Hussain, anti-extremism campaigner Anira Khokhar, journalist Saba Zaman and filmmaker Mobeen Azhar debate the problem of street grooming in the UK with Evan Davis.
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47 Rotherham abuse scandal: Calls for more accountability after IOPC report

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One thousand four hundred girls were abused, trafficked and groomed in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.
But not one police officer, past or present, lost their job – despite more than 200 allegations of police failures.
Today victims and survivors responded angrily to the publication of a report by the police watchdog into what went wrong, because – they say – the investigation, which took eight years and cost £6 million, hasn’t held anyone fully accountable.

48 Why are UK authorities ignoring honour killings?

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Forced Marriages: Arranged marriages causing a wave of unreported violence

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There are 8 to 10 thousand forced marriages in the UK every year. As authorities are accused of taking ‘honour’ crimes too lightly, girls who resist or refuse a marriage can face abuse, torture, even death.

“We have kidnappings, abductions, sexual offences. Anything that you can imagine could happen does happen in the name of honour”, Nazir Afzal, the Chief Prosecutor for Northwest England, tells us. Shafilia Ahmed simply wanted to be a lawyer and to make her own relationship choices. But her parents judged the 17-year-old’s aspirations to be shameful to the family, so they killed her and made their other children watch the consequences of perceived dishonour. In the multi-cultural corners of the United Kingdom law enforcement authorities are struggling to address the problem. Police, in particular, have been accused of not taking honour crime seriously, ignoring clear warning signs and pleas for help. Detective Constable Palbinder Singh says part of the problem is being too culturally sensitive. “It’s a ruse. We won’t interfere with that family, it’s their culture. Well hang on a minute, crimes are being committed, people’s lives are being destroyed, people’s freedoms are being suppressed.”

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