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A public sector union has criticised local authorities for ‘not doing enough’ to protect workers’ rights globally.
Clive Jones hits back at recent news coverage surrounding child sexual exploitation in Telford and Wrekin.
The inquiry into child sexual abuse in Rochdale has accused the former leader of the council of lying and said his refusal to accept responsibility was ‘shameful’.
British citizens are for the first time the largest nationality recorded as potential victims in the national trafficking and modern slavery figures.
Telford council has called for an independent inquiry into cases of child sexual exploitation after revelations that up to 1,000 girls may have been victims of grooming gangs.
Newcastle City Council has been praised for the way it supported and protected the victims of sexual exploitation in a new report.
Local authority leaders have called for a ‘coherent, cross-sector’ approach to tackling modern slavery as new figures reveal an increase of almost 50% in the number of people referred as potential victims.
Local government is jaw dropping, can inspire citizens and, at its best, can outshine any part of Whitehall, former tsar Dame Louise Casey has claimed.
There has been a ‘sharp increase’ in local authorities’ efforts to recognise and combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), a leading children’s charity has said.
In the first of a two part review of claims against local authority social services departments, Kella Bowers and Andrew Ellis consider the effects of claims alleging a failure to protect children from child sexual exploitation and abuse in care.