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Committed to putting the voices of survivors at the heart of change in policing, PCC John Campion will shine another light on West Mercia Police’s progress since the Telford child sexual exploitation inquiry.

The inquiry into child sexual exploitation which took place in Telford over the past 40 years, produced 47 recommendations for stakeholders and organisations to implement to prevent significant failings happening again.

Focusing on the recommendations for West Mercia Police following the inquiry, published in 2022, Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion will be questioning Chief Constable Pippa Mills on the force’s progress to implement its recommendations on Friday 31 March.

As the voice of the public in policing, the PCC will highlight the experiences of survivors to ensure officers are gathering evidence in the best possible way and offering the right level of specialist support to victims of child sexual exploitation.

It will also be an opportunity for the PCC to understand any challenges the force is facing, so he can support West Mercia Police with the resources and tools it needs to make the necessary improvements and to find out the expected completion of all its recommendations.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “The Telford inquiry laid bare some of the historic failings of West Mercia Police and other agencies to properly support victims and survivors.

“I want to reassure you that there is amazing work being done by West Mercia Police to keep you safe. This work and this important report give me confidence that the right improvements will continue to happen.

“This holding to account session will focus on the recommendations from the inquiry so I can ensure your police force is building on the significant progress that has already been made by putting victims and survivors first.”