Statement from the Brave Movement, a survivor-centered movement to end childhood sexual violence, on the outcome of Operation Linden:
The Brave Movement is shocked by the outcome of the Operation Linden report and condemns its failure to hold police officers to account for their misconduct and neglect.
The lifelong effects of childhood sexual abuse are devastating and the hundreds of girls who were subjected to the atrocities in Rotherham deserve better from UK authorities, institutions and leaders.
The Brave Movement stands with all survivors of the Rotherham sex grooming scandal.
The Brave Movement envisions a world in which children and adolescents grow up free from sexual violence.
With the right resources, cohesive mobilization and political will, childhood sexual violence is preventable.
This is why we are calling on G7 leaders to invest in prevention, healing and justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, holding perpetrators to account.