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star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Director of Public Prosecutions has any plans to bring cases against persons other than the five men convicted in respect of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL3371 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>South Yorkshire Police are currently conducting investigations relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. As these are ongoing it would be inappropriate to make further comment. The Crown Prosecution Service will consider all potential offences referred to it by the police in accordance with the two-stage test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T14:45:24.27Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T14:45:24.27Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they are giving to bringing criminal charges for conspiracy and misconduct in a public office against any officials, social workers, councillors and police officers who failed to take action against child abusers and rapists, as outlined in the report by Professor Jay, <i>Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997 – 2013)</i>. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL1736 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-15more like thismore than 2014-09-15
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>South Yorkshire Police is currently conducting a number of investigations which relate to the period covered by the report. As these are ongoing investigations it would be inappropriate to make further comment. The CPS will consider all potential offences referred to it by the police in accordance with the two-stage test set out in the <em>Code for Crown Prosecutors</em>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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less than 2014-09-15T11:27:55.548944Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T11:27:55.548944Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Tankerness more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to implement the recommendations made in the Independent Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham from 1997 to 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 207398 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon.Members to the written statement made on 10 September, <em>Official Report</em>, Column 37WS, in which my rt. hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Eric Pickles), indicated his intention to write to leaders of principal councils asking them to consider the implications of the Jay report for their own authority. In the event he wrote jointly with my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education (Nicky Morgan) on 24 September with copies to Chairmen of all Health and Wellbeing Boards in England. A copy of this letter can be seen at:</p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/358979/140924_-_Rotherham_letter_joint_final.pdf.</p><p> </p><p>My rt. hon. Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May) has also written in similar terms to Chief Constables with copies to Police and Crime Commissioners.</p><p> </p><p>Copies of both letters are attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 207872 more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:36:24.3744319Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:36:24.3744319Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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star this property file name 207398 McCabe.pdf more like this
star this property title Letters from DCLG/DfE and Home Office more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1029609
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will launch an inquiry into the removal of children from survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham; and if so, when. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL12495 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The government has no plans to launch an inquiry into the removal of children from survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham.</p><p>The attached report ‘Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation’, published in March 2015, and the attached follow-up report ‘Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation: Progress Report’, published in February 2017, set out a national response to the failures seen in Rotherham and elsewhere, where children were let down by the very people who were responsible for protecting them. We have prioritised child sexual abuse as a national threat to empower police forces to maximise their skills and expertise in order to tackle these crimes.</p><p>We are committed to ensuring that victims receive quality support when and where they need it. In each of the last three years, the government has provided £7 million in funding for non-statutory organisations supporting victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.</p><p>The government wants every child to be in a stable, loving home that is right for them. One of the key principles of the legislation which underpins the UK’s child protection system is that children are best looked after within their families. However, as a last resort after other steps to support the child to remain safely at home have failed, local authorities may apply to the independent courts for a decision about removing a child from their family. In making their decision about each individual case, the courts must be satisfied that the threshold for significant harm has been met and that taking the child from his or her family’s care will be in the child’s best interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name Tackling_Child_Sexual_Exploitation_Report_February_2015.pdf more like this
star this property title Tackling_Child_Sexual_Exploitation_Report_February more like this
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star this property file name Tackling_Child_Sexual_Exploitation_Progress_Report.pdf more like this
star this property title Tackling_Child_Sexual_Exploitation_Progress_Report more like this
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less than 2019-01-08T17:05:24.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-08T17:05:24.66Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure that Rotherham Borough Council's children's services improve in respect of protecting children, in the light of the report by Professor Alexis Jay <i>Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (1997–2013)</i>. more like this
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Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL3414 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Education has appointed a Children’s Social Care Commissioner, Malcolm Newsam, to examine the nature and scale of the problems and oversee and drive improvements in children’s social care functions.</p><p>On the basis of the Commissioner’s initial work and when the review of Rotherham Council's corporate governance reports, the Secretary of State will consider what further action is needed. <br> <br> A statutory direction to Rotherham is published by the Department and is available online at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/363018/Final_direction_to_Rotherham_Council_10_Oct_2014.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/363018/Final_direction_to_Rotherham_Council_10_Oct_2014.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Nash more like this
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less than 2014-12-10T17:10:52.533Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-10T17:10:52.533Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Nash more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what measures her Department implemented in response to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham to ensure that statutory policy, guidance and legislation was being effectively delivered by (a) councils, (b) children's services, (c) police, (d) schools, (e) health bodies and (f) other agencies with a statutory responsibility to safeguard young people from child sexual exploitation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Selby and Ainsty more like this
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Nigel Adams more like this
star this property uin 41063 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
star this property answer text <p>It is hugely important that all cases where a child might be suffering and/or is at risk of harm are looked into, so that children get the help they need to prevent issues escalating. There is a very clear framework in place for all professionals who work with children to report concerns. The statutory guidance <em>Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015)</em> emphasises that safeguarding is the responsibility of all professionals who work with children.</p><p>The Department does receive correspondence and information from professionals and members of the public, alerting staff that they believe a child may be at risk of harm. Procedures are in place to ensure that in such circumstances if the Department’s staff and its Agencies, including the Education Funding Agency (EFA), believe a child is at immediate risk of harm, steps are taken to notify the Director of Children’s Services in the relevant local authority within 24 hours. Local Authorities have duties under the Children Act 1989 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It is for the local authority to undertake any assessment and provide services to keep children safe.</p><p>In response to the failures we saw in Rotherham and elsewhere, the Government issued a revised version of the statutory guidance, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ in 2015, setting out an unambiguous statement of accountability about the overarching responsibilities of local authorities to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children in their area. It also made clear the vital role of other professionals including police, schools, social workers and health in keeping children safe. ‘Working Together’ provides a clear framework for monitoring the effectiveness of local services and how they work together in fulfilling their duties.</p><p>In discharging our role on safeguarding, the Department and EFA may also involve Ofsted. Where Ofsted considers a local authority to be failing in its responsibility to safeguard children then we will consider if we need to take decisive action and intervene directly to secure improvements.</p><p>The Secretary of State for Education issued a direction in October 2014 appointing a Children’s Social Care Commissioner in Rotherham, with the task of investigating and addressing the council’s failings and recommending immediate next steps. Joint Directions with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government were published in February 2015, enabling a team of Commissioners to exercise the functions of the council and oversee a programme of improvement.</p><p>In March 2015, a number of Secretaries of State wrote to all chief constables; leaders and lead members of councils; chief executives of local authorities; health system leaders; and directors of children’s services to reinforce the need for leaders to take responsibility for addressing the failures shown by the Jay report and other inspections in their area. To ensure effective delivery we have worked with Ofsted, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation and the Care Quality Commission to deliver a new system of joint targeted area inspections to better assess how local agencies are working in a co-ordinated manner to identify and respond to children at risk of abuse and neglect. The first round of inspections is underway with a specific focus on child sexual exploitation and a thematic report, setting out findings from the inspections and highlighting good practice, will be published in September.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Timpson more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 40964 more like this
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less than 2016-06-29T08:36:24.93Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-29T08:36:24.93Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nigel Adams more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans to take to implement the recommendations made by the Independent Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham from 1997 to 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 207396 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-04more like thismore than 2014-09-04
star this property answer text <p>Following publication of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham, I wrote to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council on 28 August[1]. I asked the Council to provide urgent reassurance about how they are responding to the issues identified in the report in respect of current social work practice. The Council will report to me by 12 September.</p><p>It has also been agreed with Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector that Rotherham will be the subject of an early inspection of its child protection and looked after children’s services. The Department for Education will not hesitate to take further action if necessary to ensure children are safe.</p><p>The specific recommendation for the Department in Professor Jay’s report pertains to the issue of redactions from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs). Our statutory guidance, Working Together 2013, is clear that SCRs should not be written in such a way as to harm the welfare of any child and that will continue to be the case. Redactions in SCRs make them harder to understand and important lessons from them harder to learn, and should only be used where necessary.</p><p> </p><p>[1]<a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-edward-timpson-to-rotherham-borough-council" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-edward-timpson-to-rotherham-borough-council</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Crewe and Nantwich more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Edward Timpson more like this
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less than 2014-09-04T13:19:43.8443557Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-04T13:19:43.8443557Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Edward Timpson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1029607
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have reserved mental health funding specifically for survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham and their families; and if so, how much. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL12493 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>NHS England is providing NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with £250,000 in 2018/19 and 2019/20, which is being invested in setting up and running a trauma and resilience service, specifically for survivors and victims identified by Operation Stovewood, an investigation by the National Crime Agency into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. A major element of this work is developing a mental health trauma pathway for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation (CSE). This service also supports other agencies and frontline staff where survivors do not want a new worker involved in their care.</p><p> </p><p>A further £100,000 has been provided by NHS England to NHS Rotherham CCG in extending the trauma and resilience service to support counselling and provide additional training for frontline workers, predominantly in voluntary and community sector.</p><p> </p><p>NHS Rotherham CCG has invested significantly in the local child and adolescent mental health service and has spent over £50,000 on CSE training and awareness for frontline health and care staff.</p><p> </p><p>In Rotherham, the local authority contributes funding for Swinton Lock Activity Centre. NHS Rotherham CCG focuses investment on health services for survivors and victims of CSE and their families.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL12494 more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:00:48.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:00:48.77Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have provided support to Swinton Lock Activity Centre in Rotherham for the provision of counselling and other services for victims and survivors of sexual exploitation. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
star this property uin HL12494 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>NHS England is providing NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with £250,000 in 2018/19 and 2019/20, which is being invested in setting up and running a trauma and resilience service, specifically for survivors and victims identified by Operation Stovewood, an investigation by the National Crime Agency into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. A major element of this work is developing a mental health trauma pathway for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation (CSE). This service also supports other agencies and frontline staff where survivors do not want a new worker involved in their care.</p><p> </p><p>A further £100,000 has been provided by NHS England to NHS Rotherham CCG in extending the trauma and resilience service to support counselling and provide additional training for frontline workers, predominantly in voluntary and community sector.</p><p> </p><p>NHS Rotherham CCG has invested significantly in the local child and adolescent mental health service and has spent over £50,000 on CSE training and awareness for frontline health and care staff.</p><p> </p><p>In Rotherham, the local authority contributes funding for Swinton Lock Activity Centre. NHS Rotherham CCG focuses investment on health services for survivors and victims of CSE and their families.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Manzoor more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL12493 more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:00:48.82Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:00:48.82Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Manzoor more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children: Rotherham remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to hasten the provision of financial support to survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham and their families. more like this
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Baroness Cox more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p><br>The Home Secretary has committed to working closely with local authorities in Rotherham to encourage as many victims as possible to come forward and to ensure that appropriate support is available when they do. The Government has empowered local commissioners to deliver services for victims and they are best place to assess the support needs in the local area and to commission services to meet those needs.</p><p>To help address the increased demand for victims’ services in Rotherham the Department for Education is providing additional funding of up to £2m to children’s social care. The Ministry of Justice has provided £1.6m to the Police and Crime Commissioner to commission local victims’ services and around £549k extra funding to provide specialist support, including Independent Sexual Violence Advisers. NHS England has worked with regional Health and Justice Commissioners to reconfigure existing resources to support victims in Rotherham, providing £500k up to 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T17:45:28.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T17:45:28.237Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Cox more like this