Jane Collins MEP – “Police and all public agencies need to learn the lessons of failures to tackle grooming”

Jane Collins MEP – “Police and all public agencies need to learn the lessons of failures to tackle grooming”

UKIP MEP speaks out after IPCC found police “need better handling” of grooming reports

Monday 23rd November 2015

Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire MEP, Jane Collins has blasted the police and other public agencies for “failing to learn the lessons of previous failures to tackle child grooming”.

Ms Collins, who is currently fighting a defamation lawsuit by three Labour MP’s over the Rotherham CSE scandal, spoke out after an IPCC investigation found Essex police should have “more effectively” dealt with reports of grooming that led to the murder of a teenage boy who was befriended online by his killer.

Ms Collins said, “By now, the police and every other public agency should be well aware of what to look for in regard to CSE and grooming. Steps must be taken to take this problem seriously and to train all public service staff to spot the signs.”

“The IPCC investigation into police failures in Essex is only the latest to highlight how public services are still failing to prevent children being harmed. This is simply unacceptable!”

“IPCC commissioner Jennifer Izekor, was absolutely right in saying parents were increasingly aware that child abusers or extremists could use the internet to target victims online and ‘where they have concerns, parents must be able to turn to the police and expect those concerns to be taken seriously.’”

“For too long there seems to have been complacency that efforts to tackle grooming are enough and this is simply not the case. This country needs far more robust means to deal with this scourge if we are to effectively protect children moving forward.”

Jane Collins

IPCC: Grooming reports to police ‘need better handling’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34896103

7 thoughts on “Jane Collins MEP – “Police and all public agencies need to learn the lessons of failures to tackle grooming”

  1. This appears to contradict reported information, that the MP’s had won their libel action and it was therefore at an end?

    “Ms Collins, who is currently fighting a defamation lawsuit by three Labour MP’s over the Rotherham CSE scandal” seems to be evidence for that contradiction, or have I missed something?

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    • Latest I could find, still ongoing

      “A UKIP general election candidate intended to express a statement of fact when they claimed three Labour MPs knew many of the details of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, a High Court judge as ruled.

      UKIP MEP Jane Collins is defending a libel action brought by the Labour MPs and claimed that she was expressing an opinion in a speech made at her party conference last year which was was broadcast live on the BBC Parliament channel, re-published on the UKIP website and reported by the Press Association.”

      http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/high-court-judge-issues-ruling-case-ukip-election-candidate-sued-rotherham-mps

      Of course over many years and out of many hundreds of Labour MPs and councillors only Ann Cryer knew what was going on, and was prepared to risk the wrath of the politically correct brigade and come out publicly.

      It took falling off the gravy train and a prison sentence to open McShane’s gob, Barry Sheerman said he knew and at least had the grace to feel guilty about it.

      But for the rest they were completely unaware – such was the result of politically correct bloc vote amnesia; it wasn’t their fault it would be utterly wrong to suggest otherwise; and as we see immediate recourse to m’learned friends is the inevitable result.

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  2. I find it strange that MP seem more concerned about the defaming of their “good name” than for the care of victims.
    Clearly over the years the political establishments in the localities where abuse has been at its worst had failed a part of society. I would have thought righting of wrongs would be more a priority than all this good name stuff. Even if they win the damages to their names could reasonably be valued atone penny.
    They might want to put their energies into local facilities for the traumatised like for example:
    http://www.ptsduk.org/
    Where are their priorities???

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