Extracts From The Jay Report: Child D ( 13 Year Old Girl Blamed For Putting Herself At Risk)

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5.24 Child D (2003) was 13 when she was groomed by a violent sexual predator who raped and trafficked her. Her parents, Risky Business and Child D herself all understood the seriousness of the abuse, violence and intimidation she suffered. Police and children’s social care were ineffective and seemed to blame the child. A core assessment was done but could not be traced on the file. An initial assessment accurately described the risks to Child D but appeared to blame her for ‘placing herself at risk of sexual exploitation and danger’. Other than Risky Business, agencies showed no comprehension that she had been groomed at 13, that she was terrified of the perpetrators, and that her attempts to placate them were themselves a symptom of the serious emotional harm that CSE had caused her. Risky Business worked very hard with Child D and her parents. None of the other agencies intervened effectively to protect her, and she and her parents understandably had no confidence in them.

The Jay Report

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One response to “Extracts From The Jay Report: Child D ( 13 Year Old Girl Blamed For Putting Herself At Risk)

  1. sick & tired

    This attitude amongst most child protection “professionals” is endemic in my experience, and not just in Rotherham.