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Some more on Mordaunt’s comments. She has told the summit:

The sexual exploitation of vulnerable people – vulnerable children – is never acceptable. But, when it is perpetrated by people in positions of power – people we entrust to help and protect – it rightly sickens and disgusts and it should compel us to take action.

The recent revelations about Oxfam, not solely the actions perpetrated by a number of those staff, but the way the organisation responded to those events, should be a wakeup call to the sector.


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The international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, is delivering a speech to a Stockholm summit on child protection. She is addressing the Oxfam scandal, repeating her belief that the charity did not just lack safeguarding procedures, it also lacked moral leadership.

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