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Big increases in reporting of child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester
March 30, 2017
The scale of child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester is exposed today in a new report by campaigning MP Ann Coffey.
Better training and awareness amongst the police and the public has led to significant increases in reporting offences, identification of victims and offenders and intelligence tip-offs.
Quite rightly, all parents want an excellent local school for their child. All our children deserve an education which will develop their full potential and give them the best start in life. We have some great schools in Stockport, with talented, hardworking staff, supportive parents and governors, and children eager to learn.
March 1 was secondary school places day, in Stockport and around the country. The day that parents find out if their child has got a place at their chosen school. Although there are enough school places to provide a place for every child in the borough, unfortunately, this year many parents and children were disappointed to discover they had not got a place at their preferred local secondary school. Some did not get the offer of a place at any of the three schools of their choice.
The pressure on school places, which has been growing in primary schools in recent years, has now reached our secondary schools, some of which are full to bursting. To expand or build new schools needs capital investment from the government. The government is only willing to make this available for free schools and grammar schools. This is not helpful to Stockport parents who want their child to go to their local school. Another issue is the funding of existing schools.
PRESS RELEASE FROM ANN COFFEY MP
MP praises health project co-designed by children
(Picture attached: Ann Coffey presented awards to children from St Anne’s in Stockport)
Ann Coffey MP has praised as ‘trailblazers’ young people who worked as equal partners with professionals in designing an innovative health project.
The MP for Stockport presented awards at Salford University MediaCityUK to pupils from St Anne’s in Stockport for their contribution to the ‘Not Just a Thought…’ project.