– Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board chairwoman Lynne Jones
We have responded to this review and improvements have been implemented. I believe organisations are working better together, sharing information to ensure children are protected and that perpetrators of these crimes are prosecuted.
Raising awareness so that young people are better equipped to understand what is happening to them or their friends has been delivered to 10,000 young people. Staff training has ensured that professionals are now more aware and able to respond appropriately.
We are also seeing stronger joint working on police operations to bring people to justice.
Social workers and the police missed opportunities to stop a child exploitation ring abusing young girls. If you are affected by any of these issues, call ChildLine on 0800 1111.