Thursday, 11 December 2014

Birmingham City Council hid links between Asian cabbies and child sex victims for 23 years - Birmingham Mail

The Birmingham Mail reports something most worrying.

'Birmingham City Council 'buried' a report linking Asian private hire drivers to child sexual exploitation victims 23 YEARS ago, the Mail can reveal.

Researcher Dr Jill Jesson was asked by the authority to look at the issue of child prostitution involving girls in care back in 1990.

The following year, after six months research, she produced a critical two-part report which showed child protection failings by social workers and other agencies.

Her report also highlighted claims that some Asian private hire drivers were linked to the sexual exploitation of young white girls in care, including some who had been cautioned for prostitution offences.

Yet when Dr Jesson presented her draft findings to a steering group, she was ordered to remove all reference linking ethnicity and the private hire trade.

Incredibly, her full amended final report was never published. A meeting planned to discuss it was cancelled – and all copies were to be destroyed.'

Will anybody from that Council face censure? Will anybody learn that political correctness causes more problems than it solves?

1 comment:

andy5759 said...

The scale of this is frightening. As this, and other scandals are coming to light, can we assume that those at the top hope that we've been fed enough so that we don't look further?