Girl sexually exploited ‘by over 40 adults’ while in care

Abuse was so severe that ‘Laura’ has been placed in a psychiatric unit on suicide watchThe children’s commissioner has been called on to intervene in the case of a vulnerable teenager alleged to have been the victim of a catalogue of failures...

Girl sexually exploited ‘by over 40 adults’ while in care

Abuse was so severe that ‘Laura’ has been placed in a psychiatric unit on suicide watch

The children’s commissioner has been called on to intervene in the case of a vulnerable teenager alleged to have been the victim of a catalogue of failures at the hands of social workers, medical authorities and police.

Laura*, 16, who nearly four years ago is thought to have been the youngest child ever to be placed in a secure hospital in England, has allegedly been sexually abused since she was 12 – always while supposedly under the protection of children’s social care in Sheffield. She is now confined to the seclusion unit of a psychiatric hospital under suicide watch.

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