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calls for minister to tackle grooming of children

17 January 2011

Barnardo’s new Chief Executive Anne Marie Carrie today called for urgent Government action to appoint a minister responsible for tackling child sexual exploitation.

This follows the conviction earlier this month of 2 Pakistani men in Derby for grooming and abusing young girls in the city.

A Serious Case Review in November 2010 found agencies missed opportunities to help some of the girls. The main criticism was that agencies did not work effectively together to co-ordinate actions and create a comprehensive picture of the lives of these two young women. These are the same concerns that have, in the past, been cited as the cause of deaths in unfortunate and tragic cases such as the death of Victoria Climbie and Baby Peter.

As agencies face more and more demands in the light of increasingly restricted budgets, the need for agencies to share and act upon information about young people must be recognised.

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