I have updated my blog on the scale of child grooming in the light of the Oxford trial verdicts yesterday – and revelations today on the failure of authorities to believe or support victims – and even allegedly lie about supporting them.
The huge scale of the activities of the Oxford paedophile ring revealed yesterday when seven men were convicted of 43 charges of rape, child prostitution and trafficking is but the tip of the iceberg.
Extraordinary figures revealed earlier that police forces across England and Wales are engaged in more than 30 separate investigations into suspected child sexual abuse and exploitation.
The most damning thing is the failure of social services and the police to get a grip on the situation despite being warned and some of the victims going to the police for help.
A damning article in today’s Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/14/oxford-abuse-ring-social-services) based on an interview with one of the victims reveals yet again the failure of authorities to support them. Indeed it is worse. From her interview it appears that Oxfordshire county council MADE UP they were giving her ” wrap around support.” to her and her family…
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