Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Monday, 9 April 2018

Sheffield City Council Turning 'Blind Eye' to Child Sex Abuse - NGO

Can political correctness really be more powerful than empathy toward the suffering and destruction of a generation of girls?

Sheffield City Council is "turning a blind eye" to child sexual exploitation despite the abuse scandal in nearby Rotherham, a survivors' charity says.

Kathryn Kelwick, of Rotherham-based Swinton Lock Centre, said: "We are getting more and more families from Sheffield coming to us for help."

The centre's manager is whistleblower Jayne Senior, who first revealed child sex abuse in Rotherham.

The council said: "We do everything we can to keep our young people safe." Jayne Ludlam, Executive Director of People for the city council, said: "We take any concerns raised to us very seriously and will always listen."

Ms Kelwick is post-abuse services manager at the Swinton Lock Centre, a charity that supports survivors and their families.

She said in her experience Sheffield's "authorities aren't listening. It is shocking to believe Sheffield is so close to Rotherham and this is happening to the extent it is. We are seeing authorities turning a blind eye."

The Jay report published in 2014 estimated 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.

This astonishing number from a city of only about 110,000, was not only confirmed recently by NCA (National Crime Agency) but increased to 1500.

Metropolitan Sheffield has a population of nearly 1.6 million

'Nothing happens'

BBC Radio Sheffield has spoken to a woman, who cannot be identified, who alleges that her daughters have been sexually exploited and abused whilst in the care of Sheffield City Council.

She said her children had been taken into care because the local authority deemed she could not cope. However, she claims her children have suffered more as a result.

"I've spoken to the council but nothing happens", she said. The woman blamed a lack of oversight in children's homes, saying: "They can come and go as they please."

She also feared her children were not the only ones to have been allegedly abused whilst in council care.

'Never ignored'

Sheffield City Council, responding to the woman's allegations, said: "We are in regular communication with mum in this case and have listened to her concerns. We have never ignored child sexual exploitation in Sheffield and do everything we can to prevent and tackle it."

"As soon as any child sexual exploitation concerns are identified we work with the police and other partners to provide support and care to protect young people from any further risks."

Det Ch Insp Joanne Bates, from South Yorkshire Police, said the force worked with a number of agencies to provide support.

She added: "We will always investigate all reports of sexual exploitation and we are absolutely committed to tackling this type of crime. I would encourage anyone whether you are suffering, or you have concerns about someone else, to please report it."

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