Sarah uses Rotherham abuse experience to make all children traveling(sic) in taxis safer
Following a campaign by Rotherham MP Sarah Champion, the Government will introduce new measures that place a duty on local authorities to ensure that taxis and private hire vehicles are better equipped to protect children from sexual exploitation.
The horror of the child sexual exploitation disaster in Rotherham uncovered the role that private hire vehicles and taxis played in the grooming and trafficking of young girls for sex. Confronted with this weakness, Rotherham Council bought in measures to ensure that children using taxis are better protected.
New national rules planned on taxi drivers following Rotherham scandal
Tougher national measures to prevent taxi drivers being involved in child sexual exploitation are to be introduced in the wake of the Rotherham scandal.
The Government has agreed to introduce new measures placing a duty on local councils ‘to consider how they can prevent child sexual exploitation when they issue licences for taxis and private hire vehicles’.
It follows campaigning from a Rotherham steering group made up of abuse survivors and town MP Sarah Champion. Tougher measures have already been ordered in Rotherham, where all taxis will have to contain CCTV cameras from next month.
Maybe “Sarah uses Rotherham CSE Steering Group’s initiative to advance her career”
This came out a while ago,
Rotherham abuse survivors press for stricter taxi safety measures
Group wants other councils to follow lead of Rotherham, which will require CCTV and audio recording devices in minicabs
All taxis drivers in Rotherham will be required to have CCTV cameras installed in their cars from July, in an attempt to prevent child sexual exploitation.
Drivers will also have to activate an audio recording device whenever they transport an unaccompanied child or vulnerable adult , under a series of measures introduced by the council to rebuild trust in the taxi industry.
Long before the Tizer link you use here: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/nationwide-drive-for-new-taxi-laws/