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Can Britain learn from Dutch sexual grooming stance?

BBC Inside Out travels to Holland to see how the problem of sexual grooming is being tackled and asks what lessons can be learned in the UK.

Some British police forces and social service departments have recently dedicated more staff and introduced more training to tackle the grooming of children.

But in terms of an integrated approach Holland is well ahead of Britain with police, social services and the Mosques of Amsterdam having developed a national approach a decade ago.

With recent high profile cases in Rotherham and Rochdale plus the Jimmy Savile abuse allegations, can the Dutch experience help English authorities to move forward with child protection work?

BBC Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and North West is broadcast on BBC One on Monday, 5 November at 19:30 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer thereafter.

  • 05 Nov 2012