Sarah Champion, Member of Parliament for Rotherham, welcomed the Government’s ‘Proposals for revising the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime’ which sets out plans to adopt her policy of a pledge card for police to provide victims of crime that informs them of their rights and signposts them towards further support and information.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, chaired by Sarah Champion MP, today published an alarming report on the police and Crown Prosecution Service response to adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Nearly 400 survivors of child sexual abuse contributed to the cross-party parliamentary inquiry over a six-month period.
On Wednesday 22nd May in a parliamentary debate on the All-Party Parliamentary Group’s recent report, ‘Achieving information and support for survivors,’ Sarah Champion MP will call on Ministers to transform Government’s response to child sexual abuse by: training frontline professionals in how to respond appropriately to disclosures of abuse; increase funding for specialist charities that provide counselling to survivors to meet demand; launch a public health campaign to tackle the stigma of abuse and provide information about available support.
Following the launch today, Tuesday 7 May, of a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse that uncovers the lifelong impact of child sexual abuse and inadequacy of accessible support for survivors, Sarah Champion MP has written to the Secretaries of State for the Home Office, Justice, Health, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the