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Ann Coffey MP

Ann Coffey MP

Author, Child Sexual Exploitation in Greater Manchester Report and Chair,
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Runaway and Missing Children

Elected in 1992, Ann Coffey is the Member of Parliament for Stockport. Before she was elected she worked with children and families as a senior social worker.  She is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Runaway and Missing Children and Adults which produced a report in 2012 into children missing from care and the link between missing and child sexual exploitation. The APPG produced a further report in 2016 into Safeguarding of Absent Children.  Ann is the author of Real Voices, an independent report into child sexual exploitation in Greater Manchester published October 2014. This was followed up with ‘Real Voices - Are They being heard?’ in March 2017.  The APPG produced the ‘Briefing report on the roundtable on children who go missing and are criminally exploited by gangs’ in July 2017. Most recently the APPG held an Inquiry into safeguarding missing adults who have mental health issues.

  • Exploring the extent of CSE crimes and the progress in responding following the Real Voices: Are they being heard? report
  • Assessing the challenges in tackling complex exploitative relations, peer on peer abuse and victims who are also offenders
  • Understanding system wide issues in supporting coordinated multi-agency responses and exploring how effective information sharing can support collaborative interventions
  • Analysing when early help is required for children who frequently go missing, are involved in criminal activity or are engaged in anti-social behaviour
  • Discussing practical steps and actionable solutions which can enhance prevention