On Wednesday 20th May, County Councillor for Blakeney and Bream, Richard Leppington, proposed a motion for debate by Full Council. " In the light of recent child sexual exploitation cases in places such as Rotherham, Gloucestershire County Council calls on all Gloucestershire MPs to press the Government to introduce a Disruptions Order Bill under which adults who are suspected of grooming children for the purposes of sexual exploitation could have their activities curtailed."
The bill would allow social workers and the police to intervene when they suspect that a child may be in danger of being exploited. Councillor Leppington stated "Protecting vulnerable children is one of the most important responsibilities for us as Councillors. I am anxious that all agencies should have the necessary tools at their disposal to stop the actions of the grooming gangs"
Council agreed that the matter now be referred to the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee
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