Offences against Children

Home Office written question – answered on 18th December 2020.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date she plans to publish the child sexual abuse strategy.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Government will soon publish a first of its kind national strategy on tackling all forms of child sexual abuse. This will follow on from publication of the paper on group-based child sexual exploitation, and backed by the Government’s commitment to continue to provide the additional £30m for child sexual abuse and exploitation provided at SR19, will set out clear actions and outline our long-term ambition to ensure all government departments, frontline agencies and wider partners, continue to improve our response to tackle this heinous crime. At the same time, it remains our top priority to respond to additional risks and challenges raised by COVID-19 to ensure we are tackling offending, protecting children and supporting victims and survivors during this difficult time.

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