MP Sarah Champion: More Government cash needed to support Rotherham abuse survivors

HUNDREDS of child sex abuse cases could be held back if fresh funding is not found to help victims and survivors, campaigning MP Sarah Champion has warned.

The National Crime Agency revealed last week that the number of children groomed and abused in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013 was now believed to be up to 1,510 — more than 100 higher than the 1,400 estimated in the 2014 Jay report.

So far, the investigation team has identified 19,000 lines of inquiry and 18 suspects have been charged.

But Ms Champion (pictured) said the inquiry — which has an annual budget of £6.9 million  could suffer if the 260 women who have so far spoken to NCA officers are not properly supported.

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1 thought on “MP Sarah Champion: More Government cash needed to support Rotherham abuse survivors

  1. A disappointing and worrying omission In a letter in this weeks Rotherham Advertiser is the lack of a signature from the Rotherham Council of Mosques (RCM) or British Muslim Youth (BMY).

    The letter signed by three Rotherham based faith leaders to Victoria Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism, Home Office, the letter sets out the case for the continued support for victims as they deal with the long term complications of their abuse.

    The letter lists the organisations that are backing the request for further funding, RMBC etc.

    Given that the majority of the already convicted criminals hail from the Rotherham Pakistani Muslim community I would have fully expected that the Rotherham Council of Mosques and British Muslim Youth would have signed the letter.

    I may well be wrong, they may have submitted their own letters asking for funding.

    Questions for both organisations, have you RCM and BMY submitted letters asking for funding?

    Why didn’t you signed the letter in the Rotherham Advertiser?

    What lobbying are you doing to support CSE victims?

    Will you ask the local press to publish your letters asking for funding?

    I suggest readers take the time to read the letter and wait for RCM and BMY to publicly show their support for additional funding.

    If they don’t well what on earth would be holding them back?


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