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IICSA published its final Report in October 2022. This website was last updated in January 2023.

IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual exploitation by organised networks investigation report


J.6: Partnership with third sector organisations

29. There was some evidence of positive partnership working with third sector organisations. The introduction of Barnardo’s child sexual exploitation advocates in all of South Wales Police’s command units appears to have been very successful.[1] Catch22, a specialist service which conducts return home interviews for young people reported missing to Merseyside Police in St Helens, described a “really good” multi-agency working agreement and noted that partnership working had improved.[2]

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