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Big Question: should ignoring child abuse be a crime?

New proposed changes will require professionals to report their suspicions

By Prospect Team  

Rotherham was the centre of a child abuse scandal last year. © Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

This week, a serious case review found that up to 370 girls may have been abused by gangs of men in Oxfordshire in the past 16 years, and said that police and social services made “many errors” in their handling of a recent high-profile case. The news followed similar revelations from the town of Rotherham last year, and both…

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