Child Sexual Abuse

Committed By: 
The Mayor


Andrew Boff AM:  Following on from that, Mr Mayor, can I recommend most strongly that you do look at the initiative being taken by three London boroughs - Croydon, Southwark and Lambeth - with regard to the information-sharing over existing Social Services casework that they have with a view to identifying those victims of trafficking?  Often those victims of trafficking cannot really be seen unless you have been trained to see that.  Croydon, particularly, has developed some ground-breaking training programmes which need to be distributed to the rest of London, quite frankly, in order to inform professionals - and indeed hotels may come into this as well - of the very clear signs that there are of victims of trafficking, which obviously includes child sexual abuse.  If you can take that forward ‑‑


Boris Johnson (Mayor of London):  I will make sure that is built into the MOPAC consideration.


Andrew Boff AM:  Thank you very much..