H.O.P.E supports Super complaint’ launched against police by Teesside charity HALO project to combat ‘systemic issue’. A charity says critical failures have severely damaged the effectiveness of police investigations of sexual abuse affecting complainants. A Teesside charity has filed a “super complaint” against alleged systemic mishandling of sexual abuse cases by police forces – including Cleveland Police. Tees Valley Inclusion Project and its charity the Halo Project, based on Teesside, supports women and girls facing illegal cultural harms. This includes honour-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. The charity says police forces are perpetuating an environment which makes it harder for people in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community to report sexual abuse.
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