Exploitation probe urges more training - The Evesham Observer

Exploitation probe urges more training

Evesham Editorial 25th Apr, 2023   0

A RECENT inquiry into child sexual exploitation has recommended West Mercia improve the training of longer serving officers.

The inquiry took place in Telford over the past 40 years and produced 47 recommendations for organisations to implement to prevent failings happening again.

Of those, 13 recommendations were for West Mercia Police.

During the latest accountability meeting between the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable focused on the force’s progress to implement its recommendations from the Telford inquiry.

Chief Constable Pippa Mills confirmed there are clear plans to publish the partnership report in June of this year to ensure the forces improvements are on track.

PCC John Campion reiterated the importance of continued collaboration with partners, focusing on putting victims first, with Chief Constable Pippa Mills confirming there are clear plans to publish the partnership report in June of this year.

The PCC said: “I understand the pain and life-changing impact this horrific crime has had in our communities and still has to this very day.

“The latest accountability meeting was another opportunity to understand where I can better support the force to make the necessary improvements and to find out when the force will implement of all the inquiry’s recommendations.

“I want to reassure communities across West Mercia that the force is taking CSE seriously, carrying out some amazing work and making the right improvements.”

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