Sunday Mirror: Cash to fight CSE turned down
“Council chiefs in Telford turned down a £150,000 grant that could have saved hundreds of child sex abuse victims, it has emerged.
A furious insider claimed officials were worried that accepting the funds would bring shame on the town by highlighting its grooming problem.
Victims last night slammed the move to scrap the initiative, which aimed to help professionals spot the signs of exploitation and trafficking.
The money was offered in 2010.”