Millions announced to tackle child abuse
February 17, 2017 2 comments
The Home Office has announced £40 million in new funding for measures designed to tackle the sexual abuse and trafficking of children.
Half the new money will be funnelled into National Crime Agency efforts to tackle sexual exploitation online, while more than £2 million will be allotted to the official Child Trafficking Protection Fund, from which it will then be distributed to seven charities working to prevent the exploitation of vulnerable children.
A new National Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse has also been announced, with £7.5 million in dedicated funding until 2020. This will be run by children’s charity Barnardo’s and will work closely with prominent partner organisations in its efforts to tackle the scourge, including the NHS for England and Wales.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said:
“Children should be able to grow up free from the horrors of sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Something that should go without saying, but sadly that’s not the case. Since 2010, the government has done more than any other to tackle these horrific offences.”
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February 17, 2017
Categories: Family Law