HOLLIE GREIG HOAX? BANARDOS SAY STOP FUCKING ABOUT!

Barnardo’s warn Govt: Don’t drag heels on historic abuse inquiry

Release Date: 28 Aug 2014

Barnardo’s is today repeating its call on the Government to announce a new chair of its Inquiry into the failure of institutions to protect children from sexual abuse.

The call follows revelations that from the mid-1990s there was clear failure of local authority and police leadership to respond to concerns about child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said:

News that the police and local authority in Rotherham ignored children’s cries for help, discarded evidence and arrested victims should act as a wake-up call to the Government.

Alexis Jay’s report lays bare a shocking culture of indifference to abuse that has scarred the lives of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children.

This is not just a bleak page in a history book. Barnardo’s works with 2,000 sexually exploited children every year. We are the largest provider of sexual exploitation services and continue to set new ones up. At present we operate in 35 locations. We know that what was uncovered in Rotherham is but the tip of the iceberg.

Institutions must do everything they can to tackle child abuse, past, present and future. The country has waited for two months since Baroness Butler Sloss stood down as chair of the Inquiry. Despite claims of ‘not hanging around’ to name her successor, the government has still to tell us who will lead the inquiry and what its remit will be.

The government cannot drag its heels any longer. It needs to get this inquiry off the ground so we can start to hear the voices of silenced children.”

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