The Rotherham et al
Rape Gangs |
But What About the
Parents?! (30 June 2018)
A few months ago, I had a brief conversation with a social worker
concerning children caught up in the State 'care' system, the Rotherham et al
rape gangs, the respective roles of Social Services and parents, and
various other aspects of the State's assistance (at least, as the State sees it)
of families in recent decades. Because our chat was necessarily very
brief, I subsequently revisited in a little more depth some of the topics we'd
touched upon, collating them into a letter to the social worker concerned, of
which these two documents are just a part.
"There's no support for
parents out there" [source].
"Parents had been trying
really hard to get help for their kids; they were going and knocking
on doors, they were pleading with the Social Services, with
the Police, to do something, and nothing was happening" [source].
"It did involve a lot of
kids who were actually with their parents; the parents couldn't do
anything about it, even when they tried to" ... "[the parents] were
arrested when they complained" [Andrew Neil and Mark Reckless,
"In 2002, 13-year-old
Becky Watson died in a car accident that was reported at the time as
a 'prank' ... she suffered two years of abuse by an Asian grooming
gang which began when she was just 11 ... Her mum Torron Watson said
she repeatedly told police that Becky was being abused - and even
gave them a list of suspects ... 'Girls like Becky were treated like
criminals. I was crying out for help but it felt like I had nowhere
to turn. If Becky's abuse had been properly investigated by the
authorities more girls could have been saved from going through this
Claire, was just twelve when she began being abused by a group of
Asian [sic] men. Vanessa put her into local authority care [sic],
but it just got worse. [Interviewer:] 'But when you went to
the Social Services, presumably, and said to them, "Look, this is
what's happening.' what was their response to you?' [Vanessa:]
'They were looking at me. They were not looking at what I was
telling them. They were looking at it as if it were me being bad
parenting.' [Interviewer:] 'How many times did you go for
help?' [Vanessa:] 'Loads of times. Loads. And phone calls -
"'My mother begged
Oxford social services to rescue me from sex abuse NINE YEARS AGO'
... Girl C ... said that her adoptive mother begged social services
for help in 2004 but agencies failed to help. Two years later the
council agreed to put her in a temporary care home, but by then she
had fallen under the control of the gang, who plied her with crack
cocaine. She said that when she tried to talk to staff at the care
home, she was told the conversations was 'inappropriate' ... She
said the last contact she had with Oxfordshire County Council was
five years ago when her mother begged them to help stop (Girl C)
getting into trouble, and said that they ignored her then and ever
"The mother of Girl 3
said she wasn't satisfied that OCC had really changed enough. She
said: 'My initial response is that they still haven't got it. ...
they haven't grasped how badly the individual victims were treated
by social services. They only now seem able to see this through the
grooming lens and they are saying we didn't know about grooming back
then. But they did know that there were individual girls who were in
great danger. And it [is] not really relevant whether they were
connected through a gang. Each girl was extremely vulnerable and was
being abused and exploited. They failed to respond to the needs of
each girls and there was wilful neglect. They were told, firstly by
me, time and time again, that my daughter was being exploited'" [source].
"For more than two years [since
2003], nobody had listened, nobody had cared. I had pleaded with the
police and the press to help me find my daughter [Charlene Downes].
Only now, when they thought she was dead, were they taking an
interest ... [In 2011] we were no nearer finding her than on the day
she had disappeared. Far from wanting to right the wrongs of their
investigation, I felt like the police wanted to sweep it all under
the carpet. It was as if there was no one who cared about Charlene,
no one willing to help us in any way. I was so, so desperate for
help, and utterly despairing at the complete lack of justice for my
daughter ... I have no faith left at all in the police. The inquiry
into Charlene's death was either a c***-up or a cover-up. Either
way, although the investigation is still officially ongoing, I feel
justice is further away now than it has ever been"
Sold in Secret, pp.167,242,310].
"I know through my own experience, as
a father, of some worrying examples of attempted 'grooming' from
this particular community. Free fizzy drinks handed out as a special
favour to my daughter at takeaway shops when she was a young
teenager (not what you expect from a commercial enterprise), a
middle-aged driving instructor from BSM making inappropriate
advances to my daughter and also asking to be introduced to me
(clearly to 'size up' how much of a threat to him I was) and
over-friendliness in a hardware shop (intrusive questioning). ...
nothing bad happened to my daughter, but this must be replicated in
tens of thousands of 'initial grooming' approaches every day and
millions in a year. Clearly it's not confined to that community but
in my experience it appears to be rife within it and I think we know
why (because of the prejudicial teachings about, and historical
interactions with, non-followers of the religion)" [comment at
Mothers of Prevention
by Julie Bindel (Sunday
"The authorities, in the
shape of politicians and the police, seemed reluctant to acknowledge
this aspect of the crimes; it has been left to the mothers of the
victims to speak out."
"As many as 200 families
have gone to [Coalition for the Removal of Pimping (CROP)] for
advice ... CROP researchers have been tracking the pimping gangs for
over a decade, and have built up a valuable database of knowledge
about the pimping gangs, based on hundreds of stories from parents
"Many affected parents
are unhappy with the police response ... the families are meeting
lawyers to discuss possible action against the police ... for
failing to protect children from sexual predators."
"The issue of black and
Asian men being labelled 'pimps' is deeply contentious, but not, say
parents, a reason for police to turn a blind eye."
"A number of families
affected by Pakistani pimping gangs have said that police inaction
and the refusal of white liberals to acknowledge the problem has
resulted in more girls being at risk than ever before."
"'We parents are doing
more to investigate these criminals than the police' says Jean. 'My
husband and I have sat for hours outside hot spots, taking down
car-registration numbers. I have given the police dozens of names
from my daughter's mobile phone, but they have done nothing'."
"Jean's daughter Sally
is in foster care, but is still being picked up regularly by pimps
and raped by men who do not even know her name. She is now totally
estranged from her mother, whom she recently threatened to stab. 'I
keep having nightmares about what they have done to her' says Jean,
'and about what her life has become. I want to kill them. I have
told police to go and do something, or I might lose control and do
"Maureen's daughter Jo
was one of [Zulfqar] Hussain and [Qaiser] Naveed's victims ... 'I
was told by one police officer that he did not "want to start a race
riot" by arresting Pakistani men for sexual offences,' Maureen
"Gemma cannot remember
ever being happy, although her mother, Anni, says she was a
contented child until she reached the age of 13 ... the day that
Amir, her 24-year-old boyfriend, chose to brutally rape her ... 'If
we had not pushed and pushed about this issue,' says Anni, 'I
believe that Hussain and Naveed would still be out there, just like
my child's abusers are'. Anni, along with other affected mothers,
has put pressure on the police to respond by using the local press
to back their campaign for justice."
"[M]any parents I spoke
to are feeling cautiously optimistic after the convictions of
Hussain and Naveed. 'This is just the beginning' says Maureen, 'but
I think it will have sent a message to other abusers that the net is
closing in on them and they can no longer get away [with] it'."
"Blackburn is Jack
Straw's constituency, and both Anni and Maureen have visited him to
beg for help."
Easy Meat: Inside Britain's Grooming Gang Scandal
Peter McLoughlin (2016)
"Parents across the
country were trying in vain to get the councils and the police to
take action" [p.123].
"What should have been
of interest to the authorities? ... parents contacting police and
social services with their fears and accumulated evidence"
cases have gone to trial as far afield as Oxford, Bristol,
Newcastle, and Ipswich. And in some of these cases, the victims and
their families have claimed that they notified the child-care
services in their area, but nothing was done"
"[T]he gang will
use techniques to drive a wedge between the girl and her parents ...
If none of this works, and the parents' intervention looks like it
will threaten the gang's activities, then the parents too may be
subject to blackmail, intimidation or violence ... Similar stories
of threats to families can be found in reports of the Dutch
equivalent of the grooming gangs"
"In 2007, Julie Bindel
reported how mothers were gathering evidence that the police would
then dismiss: it wasn't the case that the police used that evidence
to subsequently set up surveillance operations. They simply
dismissed the mothers and their concerns"
"In 2012, the mother of
one of the victims testified at the trial of Rochdale men accused of
grooming offences, and she said that the council social services
team knew of the problems as far back as 2002. She went on to say:
'I wanted the three of them [my daughters] to be put into child
protection but they wouldn't do it. I must have called in to social
services eight or nine times and phoned them lots of times' ...
parents across the country were trying in vain to get the councils
and the police to take action"
by Jayne Senior
(Risky Business) (2016)
"Irene Ivison began to tell the story
of her daughter ... Fiona, who'd been a normal teenage girl until she
became involved in an abusive relationship at the age of fourteen. Irene
fought and fought to claw back her daughter from the clutches of her
so-called 'boyfriend' - a man in his mid to late twenties - battling
with the police and social services to get something done. ... Fiona was
murdered ... in December 1993. By campaigning to alert people to child
sexual exploitation Irene had found a way to go on ... A young girl that
no one in authority seemed to be able to help, even though her mother
had reported her truanting from school, hanging around with older men,
and becoming involved in drugs ... I was angry not only at the abusers,
but the system too"
"Week after week we discussed [Paula's] case
with police and social services, but although her grooming and abuse
appeared to escalated quickly, nothing was being done by the authorities
to help. Her parents were extremely concerned, attending meetings with
us, the police, social services and education ... [her parents] doing
everything they could to stop her from becoming more deeply involved.
Her poor, desperate father even accosted one of the men she was hanging
about with when he saw him in Asda ... He related this story in a
meeting at which police officers were present. They tore a strip off
him, but still did nothing about his daughter's abusers"
Jessica's "abuse began at fourteen, when she
became involved with a twenty-five-year-old man, and although she went
into foster care, after frequently going missing from home, the abuse
continued unabated. Far from being protected, the foster carer actually
allowed her to go on seeing this man ... The abuser ... was also invited
home for tea. Incredible, really. ... Her father, who was devastated by
what was going on, always made efforts to track her down whenever this
happened and, inevitably, she'd be at a property owned by abusers in the
town. One evening he set out to find her, having been told by the police
that 'it wasn't their problem'. He quickly located her and banged
on the door of a terraced house, demanding that whoever was in should
open up and give him his daughter back. ... Neighbours heard the fracas
and reported that someone was racially abusing people in their street.
The police arrived pretty damned quickly, the door was opened and they
went inside. ... [Jessica was] arrested and charged with disorderly
behaviour, as was her father. And although the house was full of men,
one of whom had just been in bed with a fourteen-year-old girl, not one
of them was spoken to, arrested or charged with anything. ... [Jessica]
needed understanding and support, not arresting and stigmatizing. Her
father also needed that support. No parent, no matter how forceful, can
stop his child being abused in this way without the backing of police
and social services. It just isn't possible. Instead of arresting
Jessica and her dad, wouldn't it have been better to collect evidence of
abuse from a house that contained twenty men and a half-naked, underage
girl? I'd have thought so, but this was the reality we were dealing with
at the time and no amount of complaining seemed to do any good"
"...after a concerted attempt by her mother,
who was forever going out looking for her at night, Katrin decided that
she wanted no more to do with her abuser and his friends ... backed by
her mum, she decided she would make a statement to police"
"[P]arents have also ceased to make
missing person reports, a precursor to any child abduction
investigation, as the police response is often so inappropriate"
"Danielle's ... parents reported her missing
on every occasion. However, they were actually told they were wasting
police time as eventually she would come back"
"[Karen] is missing from home frequently ...
returned with a suspected broken nose, two black eyes, bruises and
scratching. Her mum was told by police not to report her missing due to
the frequency of this" [p.125].
"A fourteen-year-old girl who was being
sexually exploited and whose social worker considered that the child's
mother was not able to accept that what her daughter was going through
was just 'part of growing up'"
"[M]y husband Paul, our Lee and Ben and
two of my brothers-in-law went out for a Christmas drink. At about
11.30 p.m. they came out of the pub at the end of the road and saw a
young girl walking up the street ahead of them. Then a van screeched to
a halt and the Asian [sic] driver shouted, 'Get in, you b---h!'
Paul approached the van and told him to 'do one'. They then walked
the young girl home. I reported it immediately to the police, as I knew
who the girl was, and on the Monday I rang her social worker. In
response to my concern, she said, 'What were your husband and sons doing
approaching a young female late at night?' The 'young female' was
an extremely vulnerable child who went on to be raped with a broken
bottle and will never have a baby due to the damage caused. She is now
back in touch with me and told me recently that the night Paul
intervened she had just been gang-raped and had run off, wanting to get
home to where she knew she would be safe and her mother would give her a
hug and make everything better"
- Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (formerly CROP - Coalition
for Removal of Pimping)
"PACE was founded by Irene Ivison and a
number of supporting parents in 1996 following the murder of her 17 year
old daughter Fiona, who was groomed, sexually exploited and then coerced
into prostitution by a known perpetrator [and] murdered by a client.
Irene had spent three years asking social services to help remove Fiona
from her groomer's clutches. But social care did not deem Fiona to be at
risk ... The man who killed her received a life sentence, but the
groomer who pimped her remains free today. It was these twin agency
failures - the inability of the social services to intervene and the
refusal of the criminal justice system to recognise the groomer's role
in Fiona's death - which propelled Irene to set up CROP alongside other
affected parents. Right from the start, CROP was run by parents for
parents, offering individual telephone support and running self-help
groups. When the parents organised the inaugural CROP conference in
1998, they ensured that police officers, social services, health
authorities and children's charities attended to hear their voices for
the first time. ... We help parents fight to keep their children
Parents Against Grooming UK
"Parents Against Grooming UK was formed
2012, because our founders have had direct dealings or know parents
whose children have been either directly involved with grooming and/or
have been approached by men in the Rochdale area. ... We must all be
made aware of this and know the signs. If you're in doubt then please
speak out! We have long believed the people that make the decisions, the
suits high up in Greater Manchester Police, Crown Prosecution Services,
Rochdale Council and Rochdale town hall bosses have covered up crucial
evidence in the Rochdale grooming scandals 2007-2012. There are victim
reports of having to sign gagging orders, bullying of victims and
victim-blaming during the scandals. We are demanding a full transparent
independent inquiry with all those to blame to be held accountable for
their actions. We will continue to raise awareness into CSE and
supporting other cases similar to that of Rochdale's. ... We ... will
push and demand justice and accountability [from] ALL those who make
I Don't Care...
"I must respond to what you just heard.
It's easy to call me Marine Le Pen, it's easy to call me National Front,
it's easy to dismiss all of these things. I don't care. I
don't care what people call me, I don't care what the press call me...
"Let me tell you what I do care about.
"On the train on the way down here today,
I read an article about Sandwell in Birmingham, where over a five year
period, more than 6,000 young British children were raped by grooming
gangs in that small area of Birmingham. 6,000 children in a five
year period. I care about that. And I care about the fact
that we are STILL lying, we are still attacking people. Look at
what happened with Sarah Champion, the MP for Rotherham when she dared
to speak up and tell a few harsh home truths...
"When she dared to speak, it, she was
forced to resign from her job. Soon afterwards, we had another
Labour MP who retweets on Twitter that girls should shut up for the sake
of diversity. I care about this. This is the rape of
Britain's daughters, and the truth of the matter is that we have
imported hell on earth, and that Europe is still importing hell on
earth. Thousands every day.
"I will not run away from this. I
will tell the truth, and I will stand up to the corrupt media who
continues to smear and lie, and I will stand up to anyone ... who continues to smear and lie.
"This is the rape of your children.
Let's stand up and fight for them" [source].
Multiculturalism: The Rape of an Entire Nation
A reader's comment
"In a settled society with a common
culture, rape is a direct assault on the home culture, and thus does not
happen too often, as the rapist is punished, both legally and socially.
In a multicultural society, and particularly one in which Islam is in
the mix, rape is not just of an individual woman, but an assault on the
honour and pride of another tribe. That is how Muslims see it, and we
know this as they engage in 'honour' killings.
"In a genuine tribal society, such an
assault would be avenged fairly quickly by violence and retaliatory
rapes. Thus, to achieve some degree of stability in a multi-tribal (read
multicultural) society, it requires that men of the tribe take direct
action to protect their tribe by violence against an offending tribe.
"What we have now in the UK is the worst
of all possible scenarios. We have Muslim immigrants who view women with
contempt. Muslims also view rapes as an act of contempt on Infidel
society (tribe). The rapist may be punished with a derisory sentence,
but is held in respect within his own 'tribe'. Meanwhile, 'Men of the
West' have been neutered by decades of feminist and socialist
propaganda, thus making any retaliatory action well nigh impossible.
Thus, all impediments to rape have been removed.
"What we have created is not just a
rapist's paradise but the rape of an entire nation. Sweden has been the
rape capital of Europe for at least ten years.
has been pointing this out for virtually the same time. In Britain, the
systematic brutal gang rapes of young non-Muslim girls by Pakistani
Muslims had been going on for decades. In all cases the police and
political authorities knowingly ignored the cries of the victims.
"The news only broke when the EDL started
to protest about the gang rapes of working class girls. The authorities'
and media response was to besmirch the EDL as right wing Nazis, arrest
Tommy Robinson, and 'kettle' EDL demonstrations. And as the news was now
out, they admitted that they had kept quiet about the gang rapes because
they didn't want to be perceived as 'racists'. This doesn't wash on any
- What sort of people are these media
and authority types that willingly and knowingly ignored the cries
and tears of young girls over decades?
- And the claim that they didn't want
to be perceived as 'racist' is a cowardly reason to give, that is,
trying to hide their cowardice, and disgusting politically expedient
behaviour behind what they believe will be perceived as a good cause
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