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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Deputy commissioner warns children's leaders not to underestimate CSE risk (CYP Now)

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    Deputy children's commissioner has urged children's services leaders across the country to be alive to the risks posed by child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Tyneside's 'forgotten' victims of domestic violence revealed at Newcastle conference

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    Experts have come together to try and tackle how domestic violence impacts upon children in Tyneside.

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Listening, and acting on what we hear, can tackle sex abuse says Dr Maggie Atkinson (NE Journal)

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    The Children's Commissioner, Dr Maggie Atkinson, says the region has a clear message on stamping out abuse.

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Children’s Commissioner launches inquiry into child sexual abuse in the family environment (Family Law Week)

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    The Office of the Children's Commissioner for England has launched a new two-year Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment (CSAFE). In Phase 1 of the CSAFE Inquiry, the OCC aims to throw light on the scale, scope, nature and impact of sexual abuse in the family environment. In Phase 2, the OCC will be looking at practice.

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: Grooming gangs: what we know about the perpetrators and victims (Full Fact Blog)

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    In the wake of the report into sexual abuse in Rotherham, we take a look at the available evidence on perpetrators and victims in England and Wales.

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    Children’s Commissioner mention: How can we prevent another Rotherham? (Guardian)

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    It's not about individuals. Abuse scandals on the same scale will happen again unless we root out systemic failings in Britain.

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    Maggie Atkinson talking about child sexual exploitation on ITV news

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    The Children's Commissioner for England, Dr Maggie Atkinson, has said that anyone who comes into contact with children has a responsibility to act on abuse and sexual exploitation. She said: "Stop hiding behind your professionalism ... and really see the child in front of you, and listen to what they're telling you".

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    'Culture of denial' leaving UK children at risk of serious abuse

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    Deputy children's commissioner Sue Berelowitz says, despite Rotherham and gang violence cases elsewhere, police and authorities are practising 'wilful blindness'

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