Police chiefs awarded £500,000 a year to crackdown on the sexual exploitation of children hope to have 11 new positions filled by the summer.
The recruitment drive for 10 specialist police officers and an analyst who will identify where trends are emerging is still under way.
Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner, made the extra cash available to South Yorkshire Police after the force was criticised for failing to ‘get a grip’ on child sexual abuse.
The criticism came from the Home Affairs Select Committee last year for a lack of prosecutions for child sexual exploitation by the force. Read on…..