Child safety: Who’s really taking care of the children?

Child safety: Who’s really taking care of the children?

Nearly half of paedophiles convicted of abusing children under the age of 13 in 2012 were not jailed. What message does this send to vulnerable children, we must ask. Who is really looking after the welfare of our children?

The figures were released following a parliamentary question from shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan, who said the news was an insult to victims.

There have been many cases highlighted in the press within the past 12 months, too many to mention here, but highlighted in a few of these cases are terrible acts of betrayal by those who were supposed to keep children safe from harm: the police, child protection service and parents of children and vulnerable infants…

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