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We the British People Request a Public Inquiry into Grooming Gangs

Submitted by George MacDonald on Tuesday 16th June 2020

Published on Wednesday 5th August 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 5th February 2021

Current Signatures: 14,996
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We the British People Request a Public Inquiry into Grooming Gangs

Petition Details

The Home Secretary said what happened to victims of child sexual exploitation gangs was “one of the biggest stains on our country’s conscience.” Last year local authorities identified 18,700 suspected victims of child sexual exploitation. We want an independent public inquiry into Grooming Gangs.

Additional Information

Last year we learned 57 young girls were thought to have been exploited by up to 100 members of a grooming gang. There is clear public concern, and appear to be failings by Police, Social Services, Local Authorities and the CPS to protect the most vulnerable.

A public inquiry should answer: What happened? Who is to blame? What can be done to prevent this happening again? Is there a racial/religious element to this type of offending? How are survivors being supported and should more be done?


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