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Earlier today I led a debate in Parliament on the sexual and criminal exploitation of children who go missing from care. In the report ‘No Place at Home’ the All-Party Parliamentary Group highlighted the risks facing children who go missing from out of area placements – we found that children sent to live many miles […]Read More
Today I spoke at Westminster Briefing’s County Lines Conference: Preventing and Tackling the Criminal Exploitation of Children and Vulnerable Adults. It is always good to hear from professionals and share ways to best protect children who are being exploited by criminal gangs to sell drugs. A copy of my speech is available here and the […]Read More
October 16th 2019 Those of you with children aged 16 to 17 know how much support young people need as they grow up. For young people in care, this can be an intensely difficult period. They struggle to cope without good family support. I recently chaired an inquiry by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway […]Read More