Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, has launched the All Party Parliamentary Group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. The Survivors Trust, a national umbrella agency for 130 specialist rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse services will provide the Secretariat to the new APPG.
Sarah Champion MP, Co-Chair of the APPG on Sexual Violence, today welcomed the Government’s announcement of an additional 10% funding for specialist rape and sexual abuse support services over a three-year funding cycle. The Ministry of Justice also announced a pilot of devolved commissioning to five Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).
Sarah Champion MP has written to the Home Secretary to request a meeting with Orgreave Truth and Justice campaigners to discuss the need to hold a public inquiry into events at Orgreave in 1984 and in its aftermath. The site of the former Orgreave Coking Plant is in Sarah’s Rotherham constituency.
Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, has obtained figures from the Ministry of Justice that details the dramatic increase in the number of people sentenced to custody for child sexual abuse (CSA) offences since 2010, and the high percentage of those offenders being men.