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While being ‘relentless in our search for the truth’, we must be careful to highlight any good practices

The Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB) has published the independent serious case review (SCR) it commissioned in 2012 into the ‘services provided to the victims of the 7 men, convicted in 2013, of 59 offences of child sexual exploitation’.

This report highlights failings of the OSCB and its member agencies to recognise that group child sexual exploitation was happening in Oxfordshire - prior to Operation Bullfinch in 2011 - despite the clear evidence of cases between 2005 - 2010 showing what we now know were signs of street grooming.

Researched Links:

Serious Case Review into Child Sexual Exploitation in Oxfordshire: from the experiences of Children A, B, C, D, E, and F - Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB)

Oxfordshire CC accepts findings of Bullfinch serious case review and apologises that the multi-agency child protection system failed to prevent horrific abuse of six girls

No10:  PM unveils new measures to tackle child sexual exploitation at a Downing Street summit

CLG:  New fund to help women speak up on child sexual exploitation

Inspectorates committed to joint inspection

West Mercia Police inspected on child protection

NCA leads child protection workshops in India

NCA to investigate matters arising from Rotherham Council inspection

Inspection into the governance of Rotherham council

Ending gang violence: £400k to tackle sexual exploitation

Involvement in offending makes girls more vulnerable to sexual exploitation, say inspectors

Child sexual abuse witnesses & victims let down by justice system

Ofsted calls for prevention of child sexual exploitation to be given higher priority

LGA response to Ofsted report on child sexual exploitation

Rotherham child exploitation- Jay Report exposes local government and Ofsted failure

ScotGov:  Tackling child abuse

Not surprising crime figures fall if reports of crimes are ignored!

Government search goes to the ‘ends of the earth’ in hunt of impartiality

Good’ no longer seems to be appropriate for our ‘Civic Leaders’

Mutual support & information sharing is good, but it does not obviate ‘individual’ responsibilities

More proactive monitoring required to ensure timely action

Child sexual exploitation the new “social norm” in some areas

Legislators need to ‘pick up’ on this loophole

Child sexual exploitation: Progress driven by multi-agency hub

Improving child protection by shining the light on good practice: how a number of Local Safeguarding Children Boards are showing the way

The voice of the child: learning lessons from serious case reviews

Learning lessons from serious case reviews 2009-2010

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