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There has been a ‘lack of transparency’ on the part of some leaders in relation to failures to protect children from sexual abuse, inquiry finds.
The inquiry into child sexual abuse in Rochdale has accused the former leader of the council of lying and said his refusal to accept responsibility was ‘shameful’.
The leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, Shaun Davies, has welcomed the decision to bring an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse to Telford.
Local councils have joined forces with police chiefs, charities and the Government to help encourage the public to report suspicions of child abuse.
Ministers today rejected calls for the mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse – claiming an effective case for a new law has not been made.
Rotherham Council’s children’s services have been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, following three years of Government intervention in the aftermath of the child sexual exploitation scandal.
Compensation for survivors of child abuse in Lambeth should be decided by an independent panel rather than the council, a councillor has warned.
The number of child protection investigations being started by councils has risen at an ‘alarming’ rate of more than 500 a day, according to new figures.
Lambeth LBC is set to launch a £100m redress scheme for survivors of historic sexual, physical and psychological abuse.
The NHS has recorded more than 14,000 new cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) over the past two years, new data reveals.