Scotland’s Parliament has launched an inquiry into tackling child sex exploitation.
It will look at common types of exploitation, the main routes through which young people become sexually exploited and what changes can be made to protect more children.
The public petitions committee decided to launch the inquiry following a petition by Barnardo’s Scotland, calling on the government to address child sex exploitation.
Committee convener David Stewart said: “A childhood free from exploitation of any sort should be a right for every child.
Our committee wants to examine the current measures in place to tackle this shocking and devastating practice.”
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