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QC CALLS FOR CHILD PROSTITUTION INQUIRY AS REPORT LEAKED

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Details leaked out in a BBC Wales documentary last night allege that South Glamorgan CC, worried about bad publicit...
Details leaked out in a BBC Wales documentary last night allege that South Glamorgan CC, worried about bad publicity, has suppressed a report exposing the extent that children go into prostitution after leaving care reports The Independent (p14).

The study by the University of Cardiff and the Childrens Society was funded by the council and a variety of other charities which have so far failed to publish its findings, says The Independent.

The programme claimed that former social services director wrote a memo saying 'I wanted to do nothing which would link South Glamorgan to child prostitution in any way.'

The present social services director, John Jevons said the report was the property of a voluntary organisation who 'have expressed their intention to publish it next year.'

'The actions of South Glamorgan, which have taken place over a number of years, have been such that there is a heavy investment of council activities and police activities and other agencies directed toward assisting the problem,' he said

But Allan Levy QC, who headed the 'pindown' inquiry into council care in Staffordshire, has called for a national inquiry into child prostitution and attacked the authority for not publishing the findings, reports the Independent.

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