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NSPCC report on the number of child sex offences - Response from Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

New figures released by the NSPCC today (October 24 2019) show that a sex crime against a child was committed every seven minutes in the UK in 2018/19. 

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In Greater Manchester we have been able to provide services that better meet the needs of very vulnerable young people. 

Greater Manchester's Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Bev Hughes, said: “The sexual abuse of children is a horrifying crime and as this vital NSPCC report makes clear, children who have been abused need and deserve extensive, seamless, support to help them heal. The services that children need, particularly mental health and trauma services, need to be properly funded to ensure that our young people are getting the best support possible.

“In Greater Manchester we’ve invested £1.2million to make sure that social workers, health professionals, youth workers, police, and other professionals who are supporting vulnerable children, are able to work closely with psychotherapists. This has meant that we’ve been able to develop services that better meet the needs of very vulnerable young people.

“This additional service was first introduced in February this year and around 600 young people have already benefited from the support it provides.

“There is no place in society for those who abuse children and any concerns about the sexual abuse of children can be reported directly to GMP by calling 101 or report it online at”

Article Published: 24/10/2019 13:53 PM