The NSPCC’s calling for more to be done to tackle child grooming, after it was revealed case levels in Cambridgeshire are increasing.
There was a rise from six to twenty six in the county in the year up to June, while nationally the rise is an alarming sixty-four percent.
In Northamptonshire, there’s been a drop in the number of reported child grooming cases.
Seventeen were recorded in the year up to June – down from twenty three in the previous twelve months.
Emily Cherry, Head of Participation at the NSPCC, has told Connect FM everyone still has a role to play in tackling the problem – from young children themselves.
“We know how much grooming happens online, so the online industry needs to step up and take action on grooming, but also give parents the confidence and tools to talk to their child so that they understand who they’re speaking to and how to support them.”