Calls for tighter child sexual exploitation legislation

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion is urging the Government to allow authorities to act faster in suspected cases of abuse

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MP emotional at launch of sexual exploitation law report

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has spoken emotionally at the launch of a report looking into child sexual abuse legislation.

The report carried out by the MP and charity Bernardo's will recommend stronger legislation to allow early intervention in suspected cases.

Paul Brand is there for Calendar.

Rotherham MP urges stronger child sexual exploitation laws

In the next few minutes the Rotherham MP Sarah Champion will speak in Westminster to call on the government to tighten up laws on child sexual exploitation.

A joint report by the MP and the Barnados children's charity says it should be made easier for police to intervene more quickly in cases where children are at risk. It also recommends giving specialist training to judges and lawyers involved in child grooming cases.

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