Inquiry drop in session for child sexual exploitation survivors

The next open question and answer sessions for survivors of child sexual exploitation and their representatives to ask questions about the inquiry process is to be held in Telford on Friday August 3.

Inquiry drop in session for child sexual exploitation survivors

This is an informal drop in sessions to which any survivors are welcome and can seek reassurance and meet those tasked with delivering the inquiry.

The session will run from 1.45-5pm and the venue will not be publicised. People interested in attending can call 01952 381212 for information on the venue

Further drop in sessions will be held on August 21 from 5.30-8pm and August 28 from 10am-12 noon.

Jonathan Eatough, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Monitoring Officer, said: “It is important that everyone has confidence in the process. An important part of that is understanding it. “We want everyone affected to be confident to talk with us about the process now to understand how they will be able to engage freely with the Commissioning Body when it starts work later in the year.”

Earlier this month, Telford & Wrekin Council published the invitation to tender for an Independent Commissioning Body for the inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation.

One of the first jobs of this body will be to meet with survivors and to work on the inquiry’s terms of reference.

Once those are outlined, the Commissioning Body will then appoint an independent person to investigate and chair the inquiry.