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Stop Grooming Gang members accessing public funds to fight their convictions

Submitted by Peter Mcilvenna on Friday 2nd July 2021

Published on Tuesday 13th July 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 13th January 2022

Current Signatures: 13,162
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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abuse ~ Access ~ Child ~ Children ~ Government ~ Hundreds ~ Justices ~ Money ~ Pounds ~ Remove ~ Thousands

Petition Action

Stop Grooming Gang members accessing public funds to fight their convictions

Petition Details

Grooming Gang members who have been charged, convicted and sentenced for raping children or other sexual offences are currently able to access public funds to fight their convictions and/or any deportation efforts. We call on the government to remove their access to public funds.

Additional Information

People convicted of Group-Based Child Sexual Exploitation can spend years and hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money fighting their convictions. This seems like an abuse of legal aid which is there to help the vulnerable or disadvantaged to achieve justice.


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