How Telford is dealing with child sexual exploitation in Telford

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.


Council repeats call for Government to intervene on cross border private hire, taxi licensing

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.


Cabinet accepts Inquiry's Terms of Reference

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. 


Members Advisory Group to consider Inquiry’s Terms of Reference

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.


Public Consultation on the Terms of Reference

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.


Child Sexual Exploitation inquiry chair appointed

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.


Cabinet approves independent chair recruitment process

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.


Child Sexual Exploitation Inquiry set to recruit independent chair

4 February 2019

The Commissioning Body for Telford and Wrekin’s inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation is set to start recruiting an independent chair.


Response to Prime Minister's Questions and CSE

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.


Holly Project secures future funding

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.


Commissioning Body for child sexual exploitation inquiry appointed

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.


Supporting World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse

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.


Preparatory work means child sexual exploitation inquiry can make efficient start

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.


Update on Independent Inquiry into child sexual exploitation

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.


Commissioner Welcomes Innovative Approach to Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation

20 September 2018

The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed an innovative approach to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation. 

 


Funding for the Holly Project extended

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.

 


Survivors support independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation

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.


Holly Project launches in Wellington

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.


Inquiry drop in session for child sexual exploitation survivors

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.


Keeping survivors at the heart of the inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

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.


Tender published for child sexual exploitation inquiry

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.


Telford and Wrekin Council takes decisive action

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.


Independent Inquiry into child sexual exploitation takes next step forward

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.


Campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation ramps up

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.


Child Sexual Exploitation Advisory Group to meet again

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.


Child Sexual Exploitation Advisory Group holds first meeting

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.


Next steps to set up child sexual exploitation inquiry

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.


The Truth project is coming to Telford

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.


Cabinet to approve plan to set up child sexual exploitation inquiry

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.


Next steps towards child sexual abuse inquiry

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.


Cabinet update on tackling child sexual exploitation together

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.


Council leader responds to IICSA statement

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.


Leader welcomes Inquiry’s Truth Project coming to 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.


Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation in Telford

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.


Council extraordinary meeting to discuss Child Sexual Exploitation motion

22 March 2018

The Council’s speaker has agreed to an Extraordinary Meeting of the Council following a request by councillors.


Cabinet meeting to discuss work on tackling Child Sexual Exploitation in Telford

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.


Child Sexual Exploitation in Telford – tackling this evil crime together

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.


2016 Letter to Home Secretary Amber Rudd on Child Sexual Exploitation

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).


Statement on public inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

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.


Council calls for Government commissioned independent Child Sexual Exploitation inquiry

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.


Council contacting IICSA inquiry to ask for Telford focus to come forward

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.


Child sexual exploitation vile and evil - preventing it is our top priority

11 March 2018

The Council has made the following statement in response to a Sunday Mirror report article about child sexual exploitation.


 

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