Monday, 22 May 2017

Three girls.

Hello my lovlies!

This week one the BBC there has been a series running called three girls. It tells the story of the grooming of British girls by men in the Rotherham area of the UK.

"A shocking report, published in August 2014, revealed 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period as authorities failed to tackle the group grooming the vulnerable girls for fear of being labelled racist." 
Quote taken from HERE

The programmes were  well acted and I thought the story was portrayed very well.  Mostly I thought the focus was on the failure of the powers that be to stop what was happening in case they upset someone.  The fact that it was allowed to carry on for so long is a disgrace to the justice system in this country.  Many young girls over a period of many years were subjected to the abuse that these men dished out.   

The fact that it was Pakistani men should have been no concern of the authorities.  No consideration should have been given to the race of the men.  They were committing acts that not only are terrible , but are illegal in this country.  The fact that this was happening should have been a priority and it should have been stopped the first time it was reported.  
 Now I understand that in parts of the UK racial tensions run high, But this is the lives of young girls who were under the age of consent and in some case the age of understanding how this would effect them in later life.  I cant stress enough how it is that if you suspect a child is being abused in any way it is of the up most importance that you report it to the authorities straightaway.  

I will leave it there and if you wish to watch the series you can see it on BBC Iplayer.  But beware at times it makes harrowing watching.

Bye for now

Hales x


Eleanor said...

I would love to see this! I need to get round to watching it!

ThePBFamily said...

It's a good watch. Although be prepared for some harrowing scenes


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