Meeting with the Home Secretary

Recently, along with others, I met with the Home Secretary, Priti Patel. The others included Rotherham’s MP and Council Leader. The Home Secretary was anxious to know whether the victims of non-recent child sexual exploitation in Rotherham had been list

Statement on the General Election

The General Election has produced a clear and unambiguous result. At least we have the certainty of knowing who the government is for the next five years.

CHILD CRIMINAL EXPLOITATION

At the start of a new financial year, I realise that five years ago this summer the Jay Report was published and CSE - child sexual exploitation - entered our consciousness and our vocabulary.

CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER ANNUAL STUDY OF CHILDHOOD VULNERABILITY

"The Children’s Commissioner has drawn national attention to the growing issue of child criminal exploitation (CCE) and has noted similarities with child sexual exploitation (CSE).

YOYO Workshop – Kirk Balk Academy

YOYO Workshop for Year Nine students at Kirk Balk Academy in Barnsley.

YOYO Workshop – De Warenne Academy

YOYO Workshop for Year Nine students at De Warenne Academy in Conisbrough.

RESPONSE TO THE CHANCELLOR’S BUDGET

“The chancellor’s budget does little for the police. There is extra money for counter terrorism but not regular policing, which the government knows is very stretched.

‘AVERAGE JOE’ EDUCATES PUPILS IN BRINSWORTH ACADEMY ON GROOMING ISSUES

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner visited Brinsworth Academy in Rotherham on Friday, 12 October to see the ‘Average Joe’ production performed by SAFE@LAST.

YOYO CAMPAIGN UPDATE

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s campaign to engage with young people is back in schools this month. YOYO - which stands for You’re Only Young Once - is an early intervention programme delivered in classrooms

YOYO at Astrea Academy Woodfields – Doncaster

On 3 October 2018, YOYO visited Astrea Academy Woodfields in Doncaster. The pupils covered the subject of Child Sexual Exploitation and you can see all of the videos produced by the pupils at Astrea Academy Woodfields in the YouTube playlist.

YOYO at King Edwards Vll Lower School – Sheffield

On 28 September 2018, YOYO visited King Edwards Vll Lower School in Sheffield. The pupils covered the subject of Child Sexual Exploitation and you can watch the videos produced by the pupils at King Edwards Vll Lower School in the YouTube playlist.

STATEMENT ON ONLINE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Dr Alan Billings South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said: “I welcome the fact that the Home Secretary sees the scale of child sexual abuse on-line and the need for additional resources to tackle it.