The following news articles relate to child sexual exploitation (CSE), click on the article heading to read the full story on the Council's Newsroom website.
2 August 2019
Following a court case in which a taxi driver was this week jailed for sexual assault on a passenger picked up in Telford, the Council is again urging the Government to change the law that allows drivers to operate in council areas that do not issue their licence.
12 July 2019
Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet has accepted the Terms of Reference for the Independent Inquiry Telford Child Sexual Exploitation (IITCSE) at its meeting on Thursday 11 July 2019.
3 July 2019
The Child Sexual Exploitation Inquiry Members Advisory Group will meet on Tuesday 9 July where they will be asked to comment on the final terms of reference for the inquiry and a report on the design of the inquiry process before Cabinet meets to formally receive the terms of reference on behalf of the Council on 11 July 2019.
The Commissioning Body and the Chair have announced a public consultation on the Inquiry’s Terms of Reference.
Further details can be viewed on the IITCSE website.
10 June 2019
The independent commissioning body overseeing the Independent Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford has today announced Tom Crowther QC has been appointed as inquiry chair.
19 February 2019
An independent chair for the independent inquiry in to child sexual exploitation in Telford is set to be recruited. Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet approved recommendations from the Commissioning Body to start the recruitment process at its meeting on 14 February.
4 February 2019
The Commissioning Body for Telford and Wrekin’s inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation is set to start recruiting an independent chair.
1 February 2019
We are extremely surprised that the MP raised the independent inquiry in to child sexual exploitation as an issue at Prime Minister’s Questions.
20 December 2018
The Holly Project, a new, free, independent support service for survivors of child sexual exploitation has secured funding from Telford & Wrekin Council for an additional two years.
21 November 2018
Telford & Wrekin Council has announced tonight that it has appointed the law firm Eversheds Sutherland as the Commissioning Body for its inquiry into child sexual exploitation.
19 November 2018
Today marks the World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse. In conjunction with this, the Department for Education is relaunching the “Together, we can tackle child abuse” campaign, setting out to raise public awareness on the signs of abuse and neglect. Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility and more information including spotting the signs of child abuse and who to report it to can be found on the Department For Education website.
15 November 2018
Months of preparatory work to pave the way for an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford will mean it will progress efficiently and effectively when it gets under way, says a new report.
15 October 2018
Bidding closes at the end of this month to become the Commissioning Body for the Independent Inquiry in to child sexual exploitation in Telford.
20 September 2018
The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed an innovative approach to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation.
18 September 2018
Telford & Wrekin Council has confirmed it has extended funding for the Holly Project to support survivors of child sexual exploitation (CSE) until the end of this financial year and committed additional support for survivors and victims in excess of £200,000 for the next two years.
31 August 2018
Throughout the summer Telford & Wrekin Council has been working with the Survivors Committee, established to represent survivors and victims of child sexual exploitation in Telford.
2 August 2018
The Holly Project, a free, independent support service for survivors of child sexual exploitation (CSE) funded by Telford & Wrekin Council, officially launched in Wellington this week.
24 July 2018
The next open question and answer sessions for survivors of child sexual exploitation and their representatives to ask questions about the inquiry process is to be held in Telford on Friday August 3.
10 July 2018
Telford & Wrekin Council last week published the invitation to tender for an Independent Commissioning Body for the inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in the borough.
3 July 2018
The next stage of the process to hold an independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford and Wrekin has got under way.
22 June 2018
The article below was written by the Council's director of Children's Services Clive Jones for the Municipal Journal following some recent media coverage about child sexual exploitation in the borough.
21 June 2018
An independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford, paid for by Telford & Wrekin Council, has taken a significant step forward after the second meeting of a member advisory group.
14 June 2018
A local campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation is being stepped up in Telford to help people recognise the signs and know who to talk to if they have concerns.
13 June 2018
A cross party group of councillors who will oversee the process of appointing an independent commissioning body to procure an independent chair to lead an inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford and Wrekin is to meet next week.
23 May 2018
The first meeting of Telford & Wrekin Council’s member advisory group on the Council-commissioned independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation has taken place.
18 May 2018
An advisory body of six councillors is to meet to consider how best to set up a commissioning body which will be tasked with procuring an independent chair to lead the inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford and Wrekin.
17 April 2018
The Truth Project offers victims and survivors of child sexual abuse an opportunity to share their experiences in a confidential and supportive setting.
16 April 2018
Telford & Wrekin Council is set to take steps to ensure a planned inquiry into child sexual exploitation in the borough is genuinely independent.
10 April 2018
Following tonight’s meeting of Telford & Wrekin Council, a report outlining the next steps to hold an inquiry into historic and current instances of child sexual exploitation in the town will be published early next week.
28 March 2018
Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet is to be asked to approve a number of measures to help further tackle and prevent child sexual exploitation in the borough.
28 March 2018
Council leader Councillor Shaun Davies has given his reaction to a further statement issued by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse about its work in Telford.
26 March 2018
Council leader Shaun Davies has welcomed the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s decision to bring the Truth Project to Telford that will allow victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to have their voices and concerns heard.
23 March 2018
We have issued a letter from the council's Managing Director Richard Partington and Director of Children and Family Services Clive Jones explaining the work we are doing to tackle child sexual exploitation.
22 March 2018
The Council’s speaker has agreed to an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council following a request by councillors.
21 March 2018
Telford & Wrekin’s Cabinet will meet next week to discuss work that the Council has and continues to undertake to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in the borough.
16 March 2018
Amid all the recent national media coverage about Child Sexual Exploitation in Telford, it’s very easy to miss key facts about the work we, the police and other partners have been doing to tackle this issue which remains our and partners’ top priority. Partners want to ensure these facts are made available.
16 March 2018
You may have seen a recent social media post about a Council letter saying that no inquiry was necessary into child sexual exploitation (CSE).
15 March 2018
Following comments at Prime Minister’s Question Time yesterday, the Council wishes to make clear that it has called for a Government-commissioned independent expert inquiry in Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) in Telford.
13 March 2018
The leader of Telford & Wrekin Council will today call on the Home Secretary to commission an independent public inquiry into cases of child sexual exploitation specifically in Telford.
12 March 2018
Since seven Telford men were convicted after Operation Chalice, one of the first such prosecutions of its kind in the UK, we have welcomed scrutiny of the council’s practices to protect children from sexual exploitation since Telford & Wrekin was formed as a council in 1998.
11 March 2018
The Council has made the following statement in response to a Sunday Mirror report article about child sexual exploitation.