"As you may be aware, Barnardo’s has launched the Cut them
Free campaign to end the horror of child sexual exploitation in the UK.
Child sexual exploitation is an appalling and often hidden crime where perpetrators manipulate children and young people into performing sexual acts.
In response to the launch of our campaign and the significant public support that we received earlier this year, the Government announced that Tim Loughton, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Education, will hold national responsibility for protecting children from sexual exploitation.
The Minister has since committed to producing a cross-departmental national action plan by Autumn 2011, which will build on the existing guidance on safeguarding children and young people from sexual exploitation."
Conservatives in Ipswich are happy to support the following statement:
‘I support Barnardo’s campaign to cut children free from sexual exploitation and will work to ensure that my local authority takes the necessary steps to tackle the risk of this abuse.’