Labour pledge on sex abuse claims

Labour pledge on sex abuse claims

Ed Miliband said the Government must set up its child abuse inquiry as soon as possible

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion said some victims of the abuse scandal in the town had babies taken away from them which they never saw again

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A Labour government would make it mandatory to report allegations of sexual abuse in an effort to prevent a repeat of the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said the measure would help change the culture of institutions where abuse claims had not been taken seriously enough in the past.

The Government is already considering whether to introduce the measure, but the Department for Education said it would not necessarily have made a significant impact in Rotherham.

The pressure to act has been stepped up following the publication of a devastating report into events in Rotherham which found at least 1,400 children were abused over 16 years from 1997.

Ms Cooper told The Observer: "We are still seeing the same mistakes being made, victims not being listened to. It is now time to have the mandatory duty to report, to make clear that cultural change has to take place in every institution.

"It will also challenge the idea that any professional should be tempted to think that things can be solved quietly or privately by brushing them under the carpet. A clear signal needs to be put out that people should not put institutional reputation before protecting children."

Labour is also planning to make the cover-up or concealment of known child abuse a criminal offence, the newspaper reported.

Ms Cooper said: "There cannot be any hiding behind ethnicity or communities when abuse is being committed."

A Department for Education spokesman said: "We fully understand the public's anxiety about the potential under-reporting of abuse, particularly sexual abuse, and are actively considering the case for a mandatory reporting duty. We are co-operating with the Home Office who are leading the work on this.

"It's important to note that mandatory reporting is not a silver bullet and would not necessarily have made a significant impact in the case of Rotherham where referrals were made - but the response was not good enough.

"Existing statutory guidance is already crystal clear that professionals should refer immediately to social care when they are concerned about a child or vulnerable adult.

"Many thousands of referrals are made to children's social care each year. In the year ending March 2013 there were 593,500 referrals."

A committee of MPs is poised to examine the treatment of a 2002 report by a Home Office researcher into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham which was "effectively suppressed" by the authorities in the town, according to Prof Jay.

Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz told the Independent on Sunday: "We would be very keen to get from the Home Office a full and frank response to the research that was commissioned in 2002.

"This is an essential part of the jigsaw to determine why the council failed to act, and whether the Home Office could have done more to ensure that it did act."

He added: "We want to see every piece of information the Home Office holds on this, and I will be writing to the Home Secretary to see what files it holds no this horrific behaviour in Rotherham."

Labour leader Ed Miliband has challenged the Government to set up its wide-ranging inquiry into child abuse as soon as possible following Professor Alexis Jay's report on Rotherham.

The inquiry, announced by Home Secretary Theresa May, was announced in July but was set back after Baroness Butler-Sloss stepped down as chairwoman.

Mr Miliband said: "T he case now is overwhelming for the Government to get an overarching inquiry into child abuse up and running.

"We have seen scandals of child abuse in different institutions, in different parts of the country and stretching across different decades.

"An overarching inquiry has been delayed too long and needs to get moving as fast as possible to start listening to all those who have been let down by a system set up to protect them.

"Alongside the inquiry, it is of vital importance that we kick-start a culture change in child protection that leads to a stronger system that will keep our children safe."

Rotherham's MP Sarah Champion said o ne of the most upsetting aspects of the scandal was that babies born to some victims were taken away from them and their mothers will never see them again.

The Labour MP said it "spoke volumes" about how the authorities did not see these children as victims, adding that she will investigate what counselling the mothers have been offered.

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12:52pm Sun 31 Aug 14

welshmen says...

Another after the horse has bolted, Eddy boy it was your Labour Councils that hid, swept, lied it wasn't happening, you think the Real British people, (not included I might add the Immigrant Pakistanis or Bangladeshi's or the other Muslims that have Islam first not Britain,) British people will never believe a word that comes out of your Labour Marxist mouth ever again, multiculturalism DOESN'T work and that's Official.

Now what do we do with the people your Government let in with out a vote from us the British People, for all you lefties that's LOVE the British Culture live the British Culture, British first not last and fight for our right for that, in my opinion it's, you came, your not wanted, now it's time to go,and again for all you lefties, yes some fought for us against the Nazi's, but that was an each-way bet...

Waffen SS: 42,000 men:
The uniform worn by the division was regular SS issue, with a divisional collar patch showing an arm, holding a Scimitar, over a Swastika. On the left arm was a Croatian arm-shield (red-white chessboard). Headgear was the Muslim Fez, in field grey (normal service) or red ("walking out"), with the SS eagle and death's head emblazoned. Non-Muslim members could opt to wear the normal SS mountain cap. The oval mountain troop Edelweiss patch was worn on the right arm.

Muslim Clerics and the Nazis:
During the Second World War in Yugoslavia many Muslim clerics in Bosnia and Kosovo were willing accomplices in the genocide of the nations Serbian, Jewish and Roma population. From 1941 until 1945, the Nazi-installed regime of Ante Pavelic in Croatia carried out some of the most horrific crimes of the Holocaust (known as the Porajmos by the Roma), killing over 800,000 Yugoslav citizens - 750,000 Serbs, 60,000 Jews and 26,000 Roma. In these crimes, they were helped by Muslim fundamentalists in Bosnia and Kosovo who were openly supported by the Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini. A notorious anti-Semite, he openly encouraged Muslims to join Nazi units that would be later implicated in genocide and crimes against humanity - the infamous Hanjar (or Handschar) 13th Waffen SS division. One of these crimes was The Massacre at Koritska Jama Gorge, in Bosnia during 1941 .

Many of the victims of the Holocaust/Porajmos were murdered in the Second World War's third largest death camp - Jasenovac, where over 200,000 people - mainly Orthodox Serbs met their deaths.

The most senior Muslim cleric to be involved in the Holocaust/Porajmos was Hajj Amin al-Husseini, who according to the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (Edition 1990, Volume 2, Pages 706 and 707), made a substantial contribution to the Axis war effort by organizing "in record time" recruitment to Muslim SS units in Croatia that would be involved in some of the worse atrocities of the Second World War.

Altogether, it is estimated that some 20,000 Muslims fought in the Hanjar (Sword) SS Division, which fought against Yugoslav partisans led by General Tito, and carried out police and security details in fascist Hungary. The Nazi's recruited two SS divisions from Yugoslavia's Muslim population: the infamous Bosnian 13th Waffen Hanjar (or Handschar) SS division, and the Albanian Skanderbeg 21st Waffen SS division. SS conscription in Yugoslavia during the war produced 42,000 Waffen SS and police troops

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem:
Once in Berlin, the Mufti received an enthusiastic reception by the "Islamische Zentralinstitut" and the whole Islamic community of Germany, which welcomed him as the "Führer of the Arabic world." In an introductory speech, he called the Jews the "most fierce enemies of the Muslims" and an "ever corruptive element" in the world. Husseini soon became an honored guest of the Nazi leadership and met on several occasions with Hitler. He personally lobbied the Führer against the plan to let Jews leave Hungary, fearing they would immigrate to Palestine. He also strongly intervened when Adolf Eichman tried to cut a deal with the British government to exchange German POWs for 5000 Jewish children who also could have fled to Palestine. The Mufti's protests with the SS were successful, as the children were sent to death camps in Poland instead. One German officer noted in his journals that the Mufti would liked to have seen the Jews "preferably all killed." On a visit to Auschwitz, he reportedly admonished the guards running the gas chambers to work more diligently. Throughout the war, he appeared regularly on German radio broadcasts to the Middle East, preaching his pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic message to the Arab masses back home.

To show gratitude towards his hosts, in 1943 the Mufti traveled several times to Bosnia, where on orders of the SS he recruited the notorious "Hanjar troopers," a special Bosnian Waffen SS company which slaughtered 90% of Bosnia's Jews and burned countless Serbian churches and villages. These Bosnian Muslim recruits rapidly found favor with SS chief Heinrich Himmler, who established a special Mullah Military school in Dresden.

The only condition the Mufti set for his help was that after Hitler won the war, the entire Jewish population in Palestine should be liquidated. After the war, Husseini fled to Switzerland and from there escaped via France to Cairo, were he was warmly received.

Finally, are we going to let history repeat it's self?.....or will the Liberal Elite sweep it under or hide it or say this will never happen?....
Another after the horse has bolted, Eddy boy it was your Labour Councils that hid, swept, lied it wasn't happening, you think the Real British people, (not included I might add the Immigrant Pakistanis or Bangladeshi's or the other Muslims that have Islam first not Britain,) British people will never believe a word that comes out of your Labour Marxist mouth ever again, multiculturalism DOESN'T work and that's Official. Now what do we do with the people your Government let in with out a vote from us the British People, for all you lefties that's LOVE the British Culture live the British Culture, British first not last and fight for our right for that, in my opinion it's, you came, your not wanted, now it's time to go,and again for all you lefties, yes some fought for us against the Nazi's, but that was an each-way bet... Waffen SS: 42,000 men: The uniform worn by the division was regular SS issue, with a divisional collar patch showing an arm, holding a Scimitar, over a Swastika. On the left arm was a Croatian arm-shield (red-white chessboard). Headgear was the Muslim Fez, in field grey (normal service) or red ("walking out"), with the SS eagle and death's head emblazoned. Non-Muslim members could opt to wear the normal SS mountain cap. The oval mountain troop Edelweiss patch was worn on the right arm. Muslim Clerics and the Nazis: During the Second World War in Yugoslavia many Muslim clerics in Bosnia and Kosovo were willing accomplices in the genocide of the nations Serbian, Jewish and Roma population. From 1941 until 1945, the Nazi-installed regime of Ante Pavelic in Croatia carried out some of the most horrific crimes of the Holocaust (known as the Porajmos by the Roma), killing over 800,000 Yugoslav citizens - 750,000 Serbs, 60,000 Jews and 26,000 Roma. In these crimes, they were helped by Muslim fundamentalists in Bosnia and Kosovo who were openly supported by the Palestinian Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini. A notorious anti-Semite, he openly encouraged Muslims to join Nazi units that would be later implicated in genocide and crimes against humanity - the infamous Hanjar (or Handschar) 13th Waffen SS division. One of these crimes was The Massacre at Koritska Jama Gorge, in Bosnia during 1941 . Many of the victims of the Holocaust/Porajmos were murdered in the Second World War's third largest death camp - Jasenovac, where over 200,000 people - mainly Orthodox Serbs met their deaths. The most senior Muslim cleric to be involved in the Holocaust/Porajmos was Hajj Amin al-Husseini, who according to the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (Edition 1990, Volume 2, Pages 706 and 707), made a substantial contribution to the Axis war effort by organizing "in record time" recruitment to Muslim SS units in Croatia that would be involved in some of the worse atrocities of the Second World War. Altogether, it is estimated that some 20,000 Muslims fought in the Hanjar (Sword) SS Division, which fought against Yugoslav partisans led by General Tito, and carried out police and security details in fascist Hungary. The Nazi's recruited two SS divisions from Yugoslavia's Muslim population: the infamous Bosnian 13th Waffen Hanjar (or Handschar) SS division, and the Albanian Skanderbeg 21st Waffen SS division. SS conscription in Yugoslavia during the war produced 42,000 Waffen SS and police troops The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem: Once in Berlin, the Mufti received an enthusiastic reception by the "Islamische Zentralinstitut" and the whole Islamic community of Germany, which welcomed him as the "Führer of the Arabic world." In an introductory speech, he called the Jews the "most fierce enemies of the Muslims" and an "ever corruptive element" in the world. Husseini soon became an honored guest of the Nazi leadership and met on several occasions with Hitler. He personally lobbied the Führer against the plan to let Jews leave Hungary, fearing they would immigrate to Palestine. He also strongly intervened when Adolf Eichman tried to cut a deal with the British government to exchange German POWs for 5000 Jewish children who also could have fled to Palestine. The Mufti's protests with the SS were successful, as the children were sent to death camps in Poland instead. One German officer noted in his journals that the Mufti would liked to have seen the Jews "preferably all killed." On a visit to Auschwitz, he reportedly admonished the guards running the gas chambers to work more diligently. Throughout the war, he appeared regularly on German radio broadcasts to the Middle East, preaching his pro-Nazi, anti-Semitic message to the Arab masses back home. To show gratitude towards his hosts, in 1943 the Mufti traveled several times to Bosnia, where on orders of the SS he recruited the notorious "Hanjar troopers," a special Bosnian Waffen SS company which slaughtered 90% of Bosnia's Jews and burned countless Serbian churches and villages. These Bosnian Muslim recruits rapidly found favor with SS chief Heinrich Himmler, who established a special Mullah Military school in Dresden. The only condition the Mufti set for his help was that after Hitler won the war, the entire Jewish population in Palestine should be liquidated. After the war, Husseini fled to Switzerland and from there escaped via France to Cairo, were he was warmly received. Finally, are we going to let history repeat it's self?.....or will the Liberal Elite sweep it under or hide it or say this will never happen?.... welshmen
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