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Out of the Frying Pan: Ukrainian Child Trafficking and Institutional Safeguarding

I was met with a calamitous headline from UNICEF a couple of days ago; “Ukraine war creating a child refugee every second”. Child traffickers and organised criminals have moved at lightning pace to take advantage of disrupted family networks and the general confusion arising from war. We are already seeing reports of children going missing …

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“Invitation to Brave Space” – Let’s talk about racism

I recently wrote in response to the Quilliam Foundation’s report on child sexual exploitation (CSE). I asserted then, as I continue to do so, that to racialise both victims and perpetrators of CSE is damaging and exposes all our children and young people to harm. I mentioned an encounter I had with a young, Pakistani …

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‘Name it. Shame it. Protect the children’

Maajid Nawaz, self-styled Islamic ‘reformer’ and founder of the Quilliam Foundation recently tweeted: […] Yet more ‘grooming gang’ (racially aggravated gang rape) convictions. Once again, all convicted are of my own heritage: British Pakistani Muslim. And there are more to come. Enough with the denial. Name it. Shame it. Protect the children. This tweet is …

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