MPs to debate Rotherham abuse scandal

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion
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ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion will challenge the Government next week over support for victims of child abuse in the town.

Ms Champion has secured an adjournment debate on the issue six months after Professor Alexis Jay published her report showing 1,400 children had been victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) because of failings by Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police.

She said: “I have raised questions to David Cameron, Theresa May and George Osborne about funding for CSE victims in Rotherham, all of whom gave warm words, but I now want to see a firm commitment from them.

“I have been working consistently to do all I can for the many victims and survivors who have come to me for help, but further finance is needed.

“I hope by securing this debate in Parliament next Thursday the Government will finally take notice and provide the support that victims and survivors deserve. We are 6 months on from the Jay Report, that’s a long time to be waiting.”