Unprecedented numbers of child abuse cases
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Lead child protection officer says 'unprecedented numbers of new cases'

Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the national police's lead on child protection and abuse investigations, has said there has been an "unprecedented" number of people coming forward to report historic and current cases of child sex abuse.

Chief Constable Bailey said the police have had to reallocate resources to deal with the number of investigations being carried out.

Speaking to the Today programme's Sarah Montague he added there was a duty of care to bring closure to the victims.

Broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Thursday 17 July.

  • 17 Jul 2014
  • From the section UK