Operation Bullfinch has highlighted the importance of police respecting and valuing the reports of victims of abuse who are able to come forward to speak about what happened to them.
The six trials and conviction of 21 perpetrators depended upon the testimonies of 18 young women and girls. The success of these trials is a testament to their bravery in reporting the abuse, and the work of police and other agencies supporting them.
As the scale of these crimes become public, NAPAC welcomes the continued efforts by the police to address child sexual exploitation as a serious organised crime requiring a new, collaborative approach.
Adults who were abused as children can find information and support on NAPAC’s website – https://napac.org.uk/resources/
An in-depth article about Operation Bullfinch was published today by the BBC – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-51467518
Friday 13 March 2020