"The National Centre for Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse forms part of the government's efforts to tackle child sexual exploitation."
"The centre, which is backed by £8m in Home Office funding until 2020, aims to gather and share high-quality evidence of successful schemes in preventing child sexual exploitation and abuse."
"It will officially launch next week (25 January) at an event in Westminster, with further regional launch events planned in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Wales throughout February."
"The launch comes more than 18 months after plans to launch the centre were first announced in March 2015 as part of the government's child sexual exploitation action plan."
"The Home Office has previously been criticised for a lack of progress on delivering the plan."
Gathering and sharing high-quality evidence of successful schemes is supposed to be some sort of stride forward. It just seems so insipid when there is real work to be done.
Instead of funding for child abuse `experts` to share evidence with the charity sector how about going after the perpetrators, prosecuting those involved in the cover-ups and releasing whistleblowers from prison ?
What is it the police are doing when they`re not tasering mentally disturbed patients and old men in the face? Oh I nearly forgot. Persecuting their own whistleblowers.