June 30, 2020
Police must work to protect all children and young people from sexual exploitation – Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has said ‘gaps’ in police practices need to be addressed to safeguard children and young people from sexual exploitation.

The party’s policing spokesperson was speaking after a report from the Criminal Justice Inspection found some high risk children were not recorded on the system used by the police, and that processes for children deemed to be at medium risk were not clear.

Gerry Kelly said:

“As a society, we cannot continue to fail our most vulnerable citizens.

“It is unacceptable that such gaps have been identified six years after the Marshall Report and its recommendations.

“The gaps must be filled and police must work to protect all children and young people from sexual exploitation.

“Police and others must also learn to spot signs of children at risk of child sexual exploitation when encountering those they view as ‘difficult’ or ‘problem’ youngsters.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

I was honoured to attend the opening of a new parkway in Lower Shankill.

This bright new space will be a key asset to the local community, providing families and young people with a place to play, socialise and enjoy. 1/3

Government and Regulator must get to grips with Ireland’s soaring network costs that put upward pressure on electricity bills from October 1st - Darren O’Rourke TD and Senator Lynn Boylan


@orourke_darren @LNBDublin

Archibald calls on Department of Health to continue Women’s Aid funding https://vote.sinnfein.ie/archibald-calls-on-department-of-health-to-continue-womens-aid-funding/ @CArchibald_SF

The longer Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are in government the worse the housing crisis gets – record child homelessness, record high rents, rising house prices and families under increasing pressure from rising mortgage interest rates. @EOBroin


Load More