Tag: child abuse

‘Legitimate Concerns’: the Language of Division

How does the language of "legitimate concerns" play into racist narratives? Hanna Gal argues against making any concessions to the discourse of the right.

What is Transgender Day of Remembrance, and why does it matter?

Charlie Powell and Taisie Tsikas write on the significance of Transgender Day of Remembrance in the ongoing struggle against the oppression of transgender people.

Gang abuse in Oxford

Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale argue we need to prevent racists from exploiting the suffering of victims of abuse but we also need to go on the offensive against the cover-ups. The article includes...

School staff could lose jobs because of crimes committed by others

Misjudged government attempts to protect children from sexual abuse will have disastrous implications for teachers and other workers, writes Andrew Stone. Imagine a state where it is legal for you to lose your job and career due...
Rotherham Town Centre sign

After Rotherham – how can we protect every child?

We need a consistent and effective response to child abuse. But, writes Christine Bird, that means thinking the issues through, and rejecting racism and hypocrisy. It is important to say from the outset that all children...

How the rulers of Rotherham betrayed their children

The report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham documents appalling abuse. But even more shocking is the failure of councillors, council managers and police to do anything to address a problem they have known...