‘child prostitution’ – call for removal of ‘outdated’ phrase from legislation made by MP

A campaign has been launched by Ann Coffey, the Labour MP for Stockport, to remove the phrase ‘child prostitution’ form 16 pieces of legislation. Coffey claims that its use is a barrier to overhauling attitudes leaving children vulnerable to abuse, The Guardian reports. Coffey has tabled amendments to the Serious Crime Bill which is currently discussed in parliament. Her push for change of legislation has been welcomed by the office of the Children’s Commissioner.

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