Ann Coffey MP’s independent report: summary of findings and recommendations
Tony Lloyd, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, asked Ann Coffey, MP for Stockport, to undertake an inquiry into what has been done to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Greater Manchester since the Rochdale case in 2012. She has investigated changes in culture and attitudes amongst the police and other agencies, and advised on what more needs to be done to protect children.
The inquiry prioritised listening to children and young people, victims, practitioners and professionals. Their views have influenced the author’s recommendations in the 'Real voices' report, and their ‘unaltered, authentic voices’ are presented in chapter 1 (pp 9-34). She also visited CSE and safeguarding teams and local voluntary projects.