Keeping our children safe
Home Secretary Sajid Javid delivered a speech on online child sexual exploitation on Monday 3 September.
Published 3 September 2018
Home Office and The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP
3 September 2018 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)
The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse estimates that 15% of girls and 5% of boys experience some form of sexual abuse before the age of 16.
Sexual abuse is taking place in family homes.
On our streets.
In our communities.
And in institutions across our country.
We’ve witnessed horrendous abuse perpetrated by gangs who have been persistent and determined in places like Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford, Newcastle and Telford.
Keeping our children safe will be my mission as Home Secretary.
I’ve already been clear that I will ask difficult questions about the gangs who sexually abuse our children.
There will be no no-go areas of inquiry and I will not let cultural or political sensitivities get in the way of understanding the problem and doing something about it.
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