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Statement from Health Minister on Child Sexual Exploitation

Stormont Executive press release - Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Health Minister Edwin Poots has issued a statement on the issue of child sexual exploitation.

Minister Poots said: “I recognise this is an issue of significant interest to the public. In order to provide assurance and for the public to have the maximum confidence, I am giving consideration to asking an expert from outside Northern Ireland to provide an independent assessment and report to me on the existing practices and procedures which fall under the responsibility of my Department.

“A significant amount of work has been carried out in recent years in this area where continuous improvement is constantly being sought. I consider it essential that the public know that everything that can be done is being done on these very challenging issues.”

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