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Phoenix response to the Ann Coffey MP Report

Press Release   •   Oct 29, 2014 14:23 GMT

"The high profile child grooming cases have shown that no community can be complacent with regard to child safety.

Ann's welcome and in-depth report highlights the need for a collaborative approach and Project Phoenix is delivering real improvements across Greater Manchester with specialist teams in each of the 10 districts made up of social workers, family support workers, police officers, and health professionals who share information about victims and offenders and action this information quickly to protect young people and bring offenders to justice.

We know that offenders do not respect boundaries and the single approach to measuring risk developed by the Phoenix team means that no matter where a young person lives they will receive the same consistent assessment which will inform the level of support they need.

In 2015 Phoenix will redouble its efforts to engage with all communities of GM about CSE, to encourage victims to report this abhorrent crime and to enable us to better understand the nature and extent of the problem.  There will be a specific focus on the most vulnerable members of society, including young people and adults with learning difficulties."


Damian Dallimore

Project Manager

Operation Phoenix.


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