Home Secretary Amber Rudd has today announced the delivery of a £40m package of Government measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and to crack down on offenders.
It includes the launch of a new Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse, an extra £20m for the National Crime Agency (NCA) to tackle online child sexual exploitation, £2.2m for organisations working to protect children at risk of trafficking and the launch of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates in Wales, Hampshire and Greater Manchester ahead of full national rollout.
Government’s £40 million plan to tackle child sex abuse
HOME secretary Amber Rudd has announced a £40 million package to protect children from sexual exploitation and trafficking — and to help crack down on offenders.
The Government investment includes the launch of a Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse, £20 million for the National Crime Agency to tackle online CSE, £2.2 million for organisations working to help protect children from trafficking and the launch of Independent Child Trafficking Advocates in Wales, Hampshire and Manchester ahead of full national rollout.
Cash boost to prevent a repeat of Rotherham sex abuse scandal
The Government is today set to announce a £40 million cash injection to tackle child sexual exploitation.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s cash boost aims to bolster the Government’s efforts to prevent a repeat of child abuse scandals such as those detected in Rotherham, Rochdale and Oxford over recent years.
The National Crime Agency will receive an extra £20 million to tackle online child sexual exploitation under the new drive.