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Opinion – Unicef urges UK to lead on tackling ‘epidemic’ of violence against children | Global development | theguardian.com – John Gelmini

Sexually Abused child.

Sexually Abused child. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Death of Baby P

Death of Baby P (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As Dr Alf will know, the UK’s record on looking after children is unsatisfactory.

A look at reports on County Councils and their inability to safeguard children, as evidenced by “Baby P” and other notorious cases where “lessons were supposed to have been learned”, shows that the UK is the last place on earth anyone would look at to head up such an initiative.

The Rochdale grooming scandal, the emerging scandal overlooked by the South Yorkshire police in Sheffield and the failure to deal with child grooming and sexual abuse allegedly by television celebrities, establishment figures, disc jockeys and possibly politicians, gives even less reason for confidence.

Even this is not the whole story because we have worshippers of dangerous entities sacrificing babies whose births have never been registered in forms of ritual abuse the extent of which is not fully known to the authorities.

At a more mundane level, I know schoolteachers who have to buy their students breakfast because those children have gone without food because their parents are too lazy to cook, have spent all their money on drink, drugs and licentious living or lead such chaotic lives that they have failed to go shopping.

Finally, of course, we have benefit recipients producing armies of iligitimate and often unsocialized children, who are frequently beaten and allegedly abused by a succession of boyfriends, casual lovers and sometimes the actual father.

The UN needs to put its house in order and follow Dr Alf’s prescription, and the UK needs to address all the problems mentioned, starting with the police, courts and social workers doing their jobs.

John Gelmini

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