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This work was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and is the original text from which the summary document ‘Tackling child sexual exploitation: Advice for Professionals’ has been drawn. The document outlines the new civil definition of child sexual exploitation, developed by the Home Office and DfE, together with…
A new national database of missing people is to be rolled out as part of a drive to tackle child sexual exploitation. The facility will allow police to access data about adults and children who disappear across force boundaries. Plans for a National Missing Persons Register were revealed as ministers…
Child protection experts are receiving a report about possible female genital mutilation every day, new figures reveal. An NSPCC helpline logged 1,564 contacts about girls who may have suffered or are risk of the practice between June 2013 and last month. It means people are getting in touch with the…
Child sexual exploitation is a crime with devastating and long lasting consequences for its victims and their families. Childhoods and family life can be ruined and this is compounded when victims, or those at risk of abuse, do not receive appropriate, immediate and on-going support. The first response to children,…
Home Secretary Amber Rudd will on Thursday announce a £40 million blitz on child sexual exploitation. The cash injection aims to bolster the Government's efforts to prevent a repeat of high-profile episodes such as the scandals seen in Rotherham, Rochdale and Oxford. The National Crime Agency will receive an extra…
Four members of a child sex grooming gang are facing deportation after losing a legal challenge in their battle to remain in the UK. The men had appealed against moves by the Government to strip them of their British citizenship, but their claims were dismissed on all grounds by the…
A "greater willingness" of sexual abuse victims to come forward has seen the number of sex crimes recorded by police soar to a 15-year high. Police forces recorded 106,098 sexual offences in the year ending in March last year - a 20% rise on the previous year and the largest…
Campaigners have protested outside the UK premiere of film Fifty Shades Darker, saying the movie "glamorises and normalises" abuse. The group, representing the 50 Shades Is Domestic Abuse Campaign, held banners near the red carpet outside the Odeon Leicester Square in central London. Starring Jamie Dornan as Seattle billionaire Christian…
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