We must ensure our children are protected from any harm and abuse.
An important topic for residents is the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
Despite not having the support from Labour and Lib Dem Groups, our Conservative Group secured the Independent Inquiry into CSE.
Following the lead and work of our MP Lucy Allan, Conservatives initially called for an inquiry into CSE during September 2016. However the leading Labour Group, propped up by Lib Dem did not support us on this. Conservatives requested for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in March 2018, where it was finally agreed in April that an inquiry should go ahead. Still waiting for it to begin, we will ensure there are no further delays in getting the Independent Inquiry underway.
We will invest in additional support services for victims and survivors and create new Council Services to prevent CSE/CSA and abuse.
The safety of our children and most vulnerable is upmost important to us. We will continue to support our street pastors and introduce new school pastors for protection around schools. Enhanced checks will also be introduced for those that are responsible in transporting our children to and from schools.