Tackling child sexual exploitation: Progress Report - published 16th Feb, 2017.
The government published its Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Progress Report and announced a £40m package of measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and to crack down on offenders.
· £7.5m for a new Centre of Expertise which aims to be the authoritative source of research and best practice on tackling child sexual abuse and exploitation, led by Barnardo’s
· £20m for the National Crime Agency to tackle online child sexual exploitation
· An additional £7m for organisations helping victims of sexual abuse, including children
· £2.3m for the second phase of the successful Disrespect NoBody campaign, which raises young people’s awareness of healthy relationships
· £2.2m from the Child Trafficking Protection Fund will help protect vulnerable children in the UK and overseas who are at risk of trafficking
· Independent Child Trafficking Advocates service launched in three early adopter sites across the country for which will provide specialist support to trafficked children.
The Progress Report
details delivery of the programme of work set out in the 2015 Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Report.