Offering from Home Secretary is wholly inadequate response to magnitude of crisis

30 Nov 2016
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, speaking in response to Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP addressing the College of Policing conference, where she revealed a pilot scheme to introduce a licence to practise for police probing child sex abuse, said:

“The proposal for a license for probing child sex abuse is welcome but this is not a strategy to tackle child sexual abuse.

“This offering from the Home Secretary is a wholly inadequate response to the magnitude of the crisis in society and the tasks facing the police.

“The Tories have cut police numbers. Their Inquiry into child sexual abuse is failing and scandals continue to multiply. This is a piecemeal offering to the victims of child sexual abuse. They and we all deserve more from this government.“

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