Jayne Senior, former manager of Risky Business has been appointed as a specialist in child sexual exploitation (CSE), specifically to support the 1400 victims from Rotherham.
The town's MP, Sarah Champion has secured the additional funding to fill the role.
Ms Senior has been working with victims of child exploitation since she set up the Rotherham service in 1999. She has worked extensively with the police to secure prosecutions and will make sure that more abusers are imprisoned in the near future.
Since the release of the Jay report, victims and their families have been contacting local MP Sarah Champion for support, as many of them say that they no longer trust the Police or Local Authority. The new appointment will mean that the victims are able to get the best support, from an impartial source.
I have been overwhelmed with the number of victims contacting me in the last 6 weeks. I feel a moral duty to ensure that they receive support, care and justice, as they have been let down in the past and I need to know this won't happen again. Jayne Senior will be working directly with the victims to give them the support they need to give evidence, rebuild their lives and move forwards. In addition, Jayne will work with me to challenge the police and local authority to make sure they deliver an exemplary service to these victims, which is something that has been sadly lacking to date.
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