Historic child sex abuse inquiry – police arrest 16 people in West Yorkshire

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POLICE investigating historic allegations of child sex abuse in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire have this week arrested 16 people.

They were arrested from addresses in Huddersfield and Bradford during a three-day policing operation.

All 16, including one woman, have been interviewed and released pending further enquiries.

The investigation centres on allegations made by a multiple number of women of sexual abuse committed against them as children predominantly in the Huddersfield area between 2004 and 2011.

Read more at: http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/crime/historic-child-sex-abuse-inquiry-police-arrest-16-people-in-west-yorkshire-1-8659700

Huddersfield child sex abuse inquiry sees 16 further arrests

Police investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse in the Huddersfield area have made 16 further arrests.

The alleged offences took place between 2004 and 2011 and involved girls aged between 11 and 17.

All those arrested have been bailed pending further inquires, West Yorkshire Police said.

Twenty-seven men and two women were previously charged as part of the investigation.

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Police operation to tackle child sexual exploitation in Dewsbury

Just as I’m issuing another series of complaints about Police and am promoting this petition that has over 1,000 signatures: https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-establish-an-independent-board-that-investigates-complaints-against-the-police

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Police in Dewsbury are launching a four-day operation to tackle crimes including child sexual exploitation in the town.

The operation will be launched on Tuesday July 25 and will run until Friday 28 in Dewsbury town centre.

There will be high visibility patrols with police officers and partner agencies including Social Services, Barnardos, youth engagement workers, sexual health workers, alcohol abuse workers, mental health nurses, fines warrant officer, in and around Dewsbury town centre aiming to tackle crime, CSE and anti-social behaviour.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/police-operation-to-tackle-child-sexual-exploitation-in-dewsbury-1-8660643

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Rotherham MP seeks law change for compensation for child sex abuse victims

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A Rotherham MP is seeking a change in the law over compensation for child sex abuse victims.

Sarah Champion has written to the Secretary of State for Justice calling for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority to stop ruling out payments on the grounds that children were somehow complicit in the abuse.

Since the CICA scheme was launched in November 2012 nearly 700 victims and survivors of child sexual abuse have been refused payments ranging between £1,000 and £44,000, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/rotherham-mp-seeks-law-change-for-compensation-for-child-sex-abuse-victims-1-8657465

Previously: Government ‘denying sexually abused children compensation’

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#CSASurvivors Stories 3 – James Reeves Story

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As part of #CSASurvivors twitterstorm I offered to blog survivors stories. This is the third #CSASurvivorsStory, #CSASurvivorsStory3. This is #CSASurvivor James Reeves story.

Firstly a quick update on James who has not been on twitter @reeves3915 since March when he had an operation. Unfortunately he has been in pain since, but he is having a scan today and may need more tests done. He may also possibly need another operation but said he’ll come back on twitter some time in August whether he is still in pain or not.

                                                                      James Reeves

Although I had seen James tweeting frequently, I had never read his story before. It was only when recently researching Beechholme Childrens Home, Banstead, Surrey that I found that he had blogged about his time there.

@Sunnyclaribel has kindly relayed messages for me and James has given me permission to blog his story, which is also available here…

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Government ‘denying sexually abused children compensation’

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Government ‘denying sexually abused children compensation’

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority refused payments to almost 700 children on grounds they gave consent, say charities

Sexually abused children as young as 12 are being denied compensation by a government agency on the grounds that they gave consent, according to a coalition of charities.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) has refused payments to almost 700 child victims even if their attackers have been jailed, freedom of information requests have revealed.

Five charities – Barnardo’s, Victim Support, Liberty, Rape Crisis and the National Working Group (NWG) – have written to the justice secretary, David Lidington, demanding he reviews CICA guidelines.

Read on… https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/18/government-denying-sexually-abused-children-compensation?CMP=share_btn_tw

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[Le5] Lewisham Council – Whistleblower Documents 1

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Lewisham Council have been and still are delaying and obstructing legitimate Freedom of Information requests and consequently covering up child sexual abuse.

They are, almost unbelievably, even claiming they do not know what a FOI internal review is.

It is a criminal offence under the FOI Act  to “alter, block, destroy or conceal information”. I believe that individuals in Lewisham Council are guilty at the least of blocking and concealing information, and so it may be that some individuas have to reported for this offence.

Kath Nicholson, supposed Monitoring Officer of Lewisham Council, and all the Lewisham Council employees who have had a part in suppressing the truth coming out, shame on you. See [Le2] Lewisham Council Obstruction of FOI Request[3]

I have recently found out that Kath Nicholson was working for Lewisham back in the 1980’s when the investigation into the failure of child care at Leeways report was…

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