A national programmes providing specialist support and protection for children at risk of criminal or sexual exploitation is being welcomed by the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner.
The programme, which was launched this week by the Education Secretary, will ensure children most at risk of being targeted by gangs or violent crime will benefit from better support from specialists across education, health, social care, police and the voluntary sector.
Commissioner John Campion said “A holistic, joined up approach is the right way forward, to deal with some of the emerging and multifaceted challenges which police and other agencies face. We all have a part to play in protecting children, and I welcome the Government’s focus and investment, understanding the importance bringing agencies together to tackle the complexities behind with some of the most difficult crime types.
I will continue to ensure, this is a priority here in West Mercia, and that the police have the resources to continue to keep our communities and children safe.”
For more information on the Government’s ‘Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme’ click here.
Issued: Friday 10th May 2019