Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Gangs and Groups

This Inquiry was Chaired by Sue Berelowitz, and supported by a panel including an advisory group, government officials group and a number of specialist advisory groups.

It provided the most comprehensive assessment to date of the scale and nature of sexual exploitation of gangs and groups and practice responses to this issue

The inquiry involved:

  • 800 children and young people
  • 100 pieces of submitted evidence
  • 25 site visits
  • 100 agencies.

The Inquiry was made up of two phases.

Phase One

This focused on establishing prevalence with detailed evidence emerging on the scale, scope and extent of this particular form of violence and abuse.

It included:

Phase Two

This concentrated on the identification and dissemination of best practice in order to make practical recommendations for early intervention, prevention, disruption of harm and support for victims.

It included: