Committee hear further evidence on localised child grooming

30 November 2012

Andrew Norfolk will give evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday 4 December.

The Times journalist, responsible for highlighting the plight of ignored victims of localised grooming, has interviewed victims, officials and members of the communities where such grooming has been prevalent. The Committee will ask him about the issues he has uncovered as part of his investigation and the experiences of the victims.

Tuesday 4 December
Venue: Committee Room 8
Watch the session: Localised child grooming


  • Andrew Norfolk, The Times

Chair's comments

Committee Chair Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said:

“At a time when there is widespread discussion about the failings of the press we are pleased to welcome such a distinguished investigative journalist. It is the work of Andrew Norfolk which brought the terrible cases of localised grooming to national attention.
His work has started a long overdue public discussion on the attitudes towards the victims of child sexual exploitation which we hope will mean that failures like those seen in Rochdale and Rotherham won’t happen again.”

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