Extra money to support young victims of sexual violence

An extra £1.2m has been promised for organisations that support young people who have been victims of sexual violence or exploitation.

The new money, announced in the ‘ending gang and youth violence report’ , will be used to help support ‘young people’s advocates’. They will support victims of rape and sexual abuse, and work with vulnerable young people at risk of being targeted by gangs, as well as providing a vital link between existing services.