Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd is to hold a wide-ranging inquiry into the issue of child sexual exploitation.
The inquiry will be chaired by Ann Coffey, Stockport MP and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults.
Mr Lloyd's office said it follows the child grooming case in Rochdale which saw nine men imprisoned for a total of 77 years last year for the abuse of dozens of girls in the town.
The Coffey Inquiry will speak to agencies, experts, victims and their families, as well as drawing together the reports published on the case.
Mr Lloyd said he hopes the inquiry will report back with recommendations on how agencies can work better together to respond effectively to the issue.
Former Manchester Central MP Tony Lloyd has been elected Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner. The Labour candidate polled 51.23% of the votes.