Scrap ‘Dangerous’ Police Recording System for Missing Children

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults – Inquiry into the Safeguarding of ‘Absent’ Children   At least 10,000 children a year could be at ‘terrible risk’ because they receive no active police response when … Continue reading

Children’s Homes Market is Catastrophic Failure

PRESS RELEASE FROM ANN COFFEY MP 19/4/2016 The children’s homes market is a ‘continuing catastrophic failure’ for some young people with increasing numbers still being forced to live miles away. Leading a debate in the Commons on Children’s Homes this … Continue reading

Scrap rules for recording absent children after damning HMIC report

PRESS RELEASE FROM ANN COFFEY MP 23.3.2016 Ann Coffey MP has called for the controversial new police system of recording missing children to be abolished after a damning report from HMIC published today. (Wednesday) Ms Coffey, the Chair of the … Continue reading

Child drug mules hide heroin in Kinder Eggs

Press Release from Ann Coffey MP – 3rd March 2016 Children are being groomed to use Kinder Egg toys to hide heroin and crack cocaine inside their own bodies, an MP warned today. Ann Coffey MP, the chair of the … Continue reading

ITV interview – Unity Radio

Here is a link to a video of my interview with ITV about the success of the Unity Radio CSE Project, which was one of the central recommendations of my Real Voices report –

Project Phoenix CSE Conference

I was really pleased to speak at the Project Phoenix Conference about child sexual exploitation in Manchester today. It is essential that children and young people’s experiences of CSE are listened to – young people themselves are key to prevention. … Continue reading

Stockport Express Column – February 2015

During this Parliament I have worked hard to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and to change the law to help protect children. The Serious Crime Bill, which is going through Parliament, is an opportunity to remove all references to … Continue reading


14th January 2015 Teachers are on the frontline in the fight against child sexual exploitation, Ann Coffey MP said in a lecture at Manchester University today. The campaigning MP told 400 trainee and newly qualified teachers at an Inclusion and … Continue reading

Speech by Ann Coffey MP: Banishing the term “child prostitute”

Second Reading of the Serious Crime Bill, 5 January 2015 PLEASE CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY The Serious Crime Bill is an opportunity for Parliament to remove all references to child prostitution from legislation. Britain should lead the world in outlawing the term. … Continue reading

Press Release: MP’s bid to banish ‘child prostitution’ to the history books

Campaigning MP Ann Coffey will today (Tuesday January 6) table a series of amendments to the Serious Crime Bill to remove all references to child prostitution from legislation. Ms Coffey said the term ‘child prostitute’ is an outdated insult to … Continue reading



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