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Conference on sexual exploitation in Lancashire

Lancashire Police is hosting a conference to share ideas on dealing with child sexual exploitation. The conference will cover lessons learned from recent high profile investigations and their impact on community cohesion and feature a case study of group related abuse and exploitation.

“We strive for excellence in all areas of policing, and none more so than in our protection of children to keep them safe from being abused and exploited. This conference will allow agencies to share good practice in relation to the provision of the best possible care for victims and their families.A significant area for us all requiring both cultural and legal change is how victims of exploitation, particularly those that have been in care, are both perceived and treated by services..”

– Det Supt Ian Critchley, Lancashire Constabulary

"Ensuring services for victims of CSE are supported is a key part of the Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan, and I am proud to be able to represent him at this conference. We must ensure we all work together to tackle and raise awareness of CSE, and this event is an excellent example of that. It will allow valuable resources and best practice to be shared, as well as strengthening the Constabulary's commitment to tackling CSE. I hope all victims across Lancashire – or anyone concerned a child may be being abused – will feel they can come forward to Lancashire police."

– Ibrahim Master, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

Lancashire Police to host exploitation conference

Lancashire Police say they've seen a 30 percent increase in referrals over the past three years Credit: PA

Lancashire Police will host a conference on child sexual exploitation. The aim is to bring together experts to share best practice in dealing with the issue. Last year the force received 1,307 referrals about vulnerable children.

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– Detective Inspector Colin Rennison, Merseyside Police
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