More than 1,400 children were sexually abused during a period of over 16 years by gangs of paedophiles after police and council bosses turned a blind eye for fear of being labelled racist, a damning report has concluded. Senior officials were responsible for “blatant” failures that saw victims, some as young as 11, being treated with contempt and categorised as being “out of control” or simply ignored when they asked for help. Full story >>
If you turn a blind eye (to something), you pretend you do not notice something, because you should do something about it but you do not want to. • We're not supposed to park here, but the authorities usually turn a blind eye.