Children of the Night

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4177
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Are you aware of the important work being carried out internationally by the organisation Children of the Night and Dr Lois Lee in safeguarding child victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation?  Will you support their pilot scheme being set up here in London?

Answer

Answer for Children of the Night

Answer for Children of the Night

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE) is something I take very seriously.  MOPAC ensures a focus on CSE across all relevent policy areas, including  gangs and Violence Against Women and Girls.

The MPS and MOPAC continue to work in partnership with the London Safeguarding Children Board and local safeguarding children boards to develop responses to CSE. Earlier this year this partnership jointly  launched  a revised multi-agency protocol on child sexual exploitation. The protocol sets out how agencies will identify and address CSE, providing a standard and consistent response across London.

I have asked MOPAC officials to look into the work of Children in the Night.