Sammy Woodhouse: I endured sexual abuse, now I fight to protect others

AS one of the survivors of the Rotherham sexual exploitation scandal in which at least 1,400 children were abused between 1997 and 2013, I have, in the past few years, seen my home town and the country as a whole come a long way to tackle some of the factors that contributed to what happened.
But we are still not doing enough to prevent other young people becoming victims of grooming gangs who befriend their young targets before trapping them in a cycle of abuse and misery. I hope today’s centenary of the Representation of People Act can focus on this issue.
In 2013, the story of the abuse... read more

 
6 February 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 46
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