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A victim of sexual exploitation of children has demanded a change of law claiming that a A man who raped her was offered a role in her son’s life.
It is understood that Arshid Hussain, who was imprisoned for 35 years in 201
6, was contacted by the Rotherham Council on care procedures last year.
His victim Sammy Woodhouse told the BBC that she was “shocked” when she was informed of the Council’s approach.
The authority claimed it had “no intention” to put a child in danger.
Urgent work would be taken to “tackle failures in this case,” MoJ said.
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Ms Woodhouse described Hussain as “a danger to myself and to other children”.
In a video published on Twitter, she urged the government to “amend the law to ensure that rapists can not access
Hussain, known around Rotherham as Mad Ash, was one of three brothers behind grooming and sexual abuse of more more than 50 girls, including Ms. Woodhouse. ]]]
Ms Woodhouse, who resigned from her anonymity in an attempt to help other victims, said she believed when Hussain was imprisoned that she could continue her life and never hear from him again.
Talking about the Victoria Derbyshire program, Sade Woodhouse: “We are constantly exposed and, as a victim of rape, I constantly say,” in fact, he has his human rights. “
” How about my human rights? How about human rights and our children and our right to keep our children safe? Ms Woodhouse, now talking about sexual exploitation of children and her experiences, demands that the 1989 children’s children in addition to Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh.
Although Hussain has not made an application, Ms Woodhouse said that was important to get the law changed to protect others.
“This happens all over the country and it has to end,
Ms Woodhouse said her son supported her and had given her permission for her to speak out.
According to The Times, the council had contacted Hussain and promised to keep him informed of future proceedings after he was listed as a “defendant” in a family court case involving the boy.
Attorney Denise Lester, former chairman of the law association’s childhood subcommittee, described it as “a very, very difficult case”.  “The problem here is the law because it states that rapists and other abusers can participate in healthcare and other public-law proceedings
She added:” However, obviously there are procedures and decisions that would be taken on a case-by-case basis by social workers to exclude a father or not. “
Legal Guidelines in England and Wales indicate that all parents, regardless of parental responsibility, should be notified of care procedures.
This means that a convicted rapist who is usually entitled to be informed of childcare procedures.
If they are married to their victims, men convicted of rape are parental responsibility and will automatically be a party to all court proceedings where they will consider their interests .
It is the legal status that gives parents the right to get information about and be involved in important b eslut affecting their children’s education.
This does not mean that they have any automatic rights to contact their children.
All applications for access will assess the risk of a child and their well-being before allowing contact.
The Council may apply to make an exceptional order for the court to avoid reporting a parent to the care procedure – although it is not guaranteed this application will be successful.
These are usually given only in cases where the child has no relationship with the father – like in case of alien rape – or where there is a risk to the child, for example in extreme cases at home violence
. In a statement, the Authority said: “We must be clear that the Council has no intention at all to put a child at risk or to allow convicted abuse of child abuse by any child.”
It sought clarification from the Ministry of Justice about how legal instructions relating to family law should be applied, said it.
This was “not only for Rotherham,” added, “but to ensure that other councils across the country who can face similar issues can act safely and no survivors of addiction need to experience additional trauma.”
A Ministry of Justice statement said: “Local authorities can apply for courts to request permission not to communicate parents without parental responsibility if care procedures and courts should consider the potential harm the child and the mother have in the decision.”
It added: “It here is obviously a very worrying incident and the relevant departments and the municipality will work urgently to understand and address the shortcomings of this case. “