'A lot' of councils failing to look for widespread sexual exploitation

By Sam Clayden | 23 February 2018

Local authorities are not looking hard enough – or simply not willing – to uncover widespread systematic sexual exploitation of children and vulnerable adults, the author of an independent report has warned.

David Spicer, the author of a joint serious case review focusing on the ‘proactive’ and ‘disruptive’ work of authorities in Newcastle, claimed the city was among the first to uncover networks of abuse - not just of children but also of vulnerable adults.

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