Ruth Ibegbuna details some honest and horrific truths about the failures of child services, which are supposed to protect young people.

"In 2009 we had concerns about a 14-year-old girl, well known to social services and on the “at risk” register. She was pregnant by a 26-year-old man and living with him in a flat. She had not attended school for months and so they just took her off roll. We contacted social services several times to pass on our concerns and the final feedback we received was: “Just accept she is free to make her own sexual choices. She was 14." Ruth Ibegbuna

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