– Rochdale Community Forum founder Imam Irfan Chishti
"There is an urgent need for all the communities in Rochdale to work together, to tackle this heinous crime."
"Our young children from our borough were abused - and we all have a collective responsibility to ensure we do the best to safeguard our children."
A new community forum is being launched in Rochdale today.
It is after nine men were convicted of grooming girls as young as 13 for sex in Heywood, near Rochdale.
Speakers at the launch event today will include Pater Fahy, the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Nazir Afzal, the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West and Rochdale Imam Irfan Chishti.