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The failings of our institutions to tackle the grooming gang culture that exists in some Pakistani Muslim communities in the UK continue apace. This time it is the police who have failed, for nearly seven years they have been investigating themselves to decide if one of the 43 police forces within the UK failed in their duty of care to the girls being trafficked and raped. The police force that was being investigated was South Yorkshire, In the end they found themselves not guilty. This is what happens when self regulation is the norm, wrongdoing is simply covered up and the public are told to "move on, nothing to see here". We will look at this cover up report and at the recent half apologies from other police forces as we face more and more cases of these men being prosecuted. It seems like there is no end to this abuse of our children and to the desire of our institutions to cover it up.
Originally broadcast 21.4.22
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Links to articles discussed Rotherham scandal: 'Zero accountability' as not a single police officer loses job in eight-year investigation https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/rotherham-scandal-zero-accountability-as-not-a-single-police-officer-loses-job-in-eight-year-investigation-3636041 No officers sacked over failings in Rotherham child sex abuse scandal https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-officers-sacked-over-failings-in-rotherham-child-sex-abuse-scandal-tgkjlvrr2 The police have been investigating themselves since at least 2017 https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk/news/ipcc-begins-concluding-some-rotherham-csa-investigations What is the IPCC? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Police_Complaints_Commission Greater Manchester Police chief admits force 'were borderline incompetent over Rochdale grooming gangs' https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/greater-manchester-police-chief-admits-23724781 Durham police and council respond to child sexual exploitation report https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19893710.durham-police-council-respond-child-sexual-exploitation-report/ Avon and Sommerset Police Response to report https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/news/2022/02/our-response-to-release-of-latest-report-by-the-independent-inquiry-into-child-sexual-abuse/ Rochdale grooming: Eight accused of sexual exploitation of girls https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-61163938 Rochdale victim: ‘I was groomed at 14, then the courts came for my children’ https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/apr/17/rochdale-victim-i-was-groomed-at-14-then-the-courts-came-for-my-children Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse finds ‘extensive failures’ by local authorities and police forces https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/independent-inquiry-child-sexual-abuse-failures-metropolitan-police-local-authorities-b979973.html Met Police and Tower Hamlets Council failed to spot ‘degrading’ child sex abuse, inquiry finds https://www.londonworld.com/news/met-police-and-tower-hamlets-council-failed-to-spot-degrading-child-sex-abuse-inquiry-finds-3549943 Police sergeant denies failing to act over child sexual exploitation in Rotherham saying he had 180-case workload with 35 new cases every week https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10660495/Police-sergeant-denies-failing-act-child-sexual-exploitation-saying-180-case-workload.html Priti Patel orders national inspection into police handling of CSE cases with Bradford 'inadequacies' cited https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/priti-patel-orders-national-inspection-into-police-handling-of-cse-cases-with-bradford-inadequacies-cited-3628775 More than 50 MPs have been reported for sexual misconduct with their offences ranging from harassment to 'more serious wrongdoing', parliamentary watchdog reveals https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10726693/More-50-MPs-reported-sexual-misconduct-parliamentary-watchdog-reveals.html