The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings and Chief Constable Stephen Watson are pledging their support to Sammy’s Law.

Miss Woodhouse is lobbying the Government to have the criminal history of victims and survivors of CSE to be expunged.

In a letter of support from the Commissioner and Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, they commend Samantha Woodhouse for her dedication and commitment.  Sammy is a victim of child sexual exploitation and has recently waived her anonymity to raise awareness of the plights of victims and survivors.

Dr Billings said: “The lives of these victims and survivors have already been damaged in such horrific ways.  Many of them will have made decisions and not acted within the law, during the time that they were being groomed and abused as vulnerable teenagers.

“I commend Samantha for her bravery, in not only waving her anonymity, but also using her experiences as a platform to help others.  Those affected want to put their ordeal behind them and move on with their lives.  Unfortunately criminal records mean this is not easy for them.”