Humberside

Child sex abuse victims in Humberside Police area to get help

Specialist advisers are to be employed in the Humberside Police area to help child victims of violent sexual abuse.

The new staff will cover each of the four local authority areas policed by the force.

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove said sex offence victims under the age of 18 needed help.

He said that currently young victims' care "could be fragmented". The posts are funded by a government grant of £137,000.

Mr Grove said: "The support the new advisors will provide includes providing advice to young victims of sexual violence, abuse and child sexual exploitation.

"They will assess their risk and needs with regular reviews and help them through the legal process.

"Those appointed will also play a significant part in improving awareness of child sexual exploitation in communities."

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