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The senior foreign minister Baroness Warsi has said she is concerned that political correctness could lead to statistics on the sexual abuse of children being distorted.
She said: "If the victim takes us to a perpetrator who is white, black, brown, of whatever religion background, then we must investigate that fully".
It even describes a catalogue featuring photographs and the ages of children for abusers to choose their victims. Here are some of the details from 12-year-old Teegan's case:
- She was taken by a man to a series of "mansions" where she was raped by multiple men
- The men paid up to £500 for an hour with her
- Groomers would form 'relationships with vulnerable children on the street before passing them on to the men who ran the business
A report on sexual exploitation of children by gangs and groups has been criticised for failing to highlight the number of perpetrators identified as 'Asian'.
It also quotes a former Labour MP as saying it is wrong to ignore a statistic that is “staring us in the face”.
The Deputy Children's Commissioner Sue Berelowitz has countered criticism of her report on child sexual exploitation describing it as "calm" and "measured".
She also said there was a risk of too much attention being given to high-profile cases involving Pakistani men.
She said this was just one of many models of exploitation and that data on the ethnicity of perpetrators only exists in six out of 10 cases.
- Marina was regularly sexually exploited by local white shop owners in exchange for alcohol and cigarettes
- Her 14-year-old sister was also frequently abused
- She was driven to parties where she would be raped by multiple party-goers
- She also reported going to parties at her older "boyfriend's" house where she was passed around his friends
Barnardo's children's charity runs projects and schemes across the country supporting children, young people and families where abuse has happened.
These may offer therapy and counselling to help children come to terms with what has happened to them and move forward in life, and offer support to non-abusing parents to help them protect their children in future.
Professor Jenny Pearce, who studies young people and public policy, said she believes the extent of sexual exploitation has not been acknowledged before because many people are inclined to see young people as "demons" rather than "victims".
She was asked if she welcomed the report:
- 2,409 confirmed victims in the 14 months to October 2011
- Of these, 28% from black and ethnic minority backgrounds
- 16,500 at "high risk" of sexual exploitation in the 11 months to March 2011
- Of the 1,500+ alleged perpetrators, about a third were white - the largest ethnic group
Deputy Children's Commissioner, Sue Berelowitz, has told Daybreak that her report into child sexual exploitation "is a wake-up call."
She added: "We are saying to government, to local authorities and police forces, you have to take this very seriously ."