Children and young people in the news

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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".