30 Jul 2020

The 47 children killed and seriously harmed in incidents linked to criminal exploitation

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

It is one of the grimmest of crimes – its victims among the most vulnerable, but often seen as criminals themselves.

Exclusive figures seen by this programme, give a sense of the scale of the devastation caused by criminal exploitation: 47 children killed or seriously harmed in two years.

We have been speaking to the mother of one 14-year-old boy shot dead three years ago, who says it must be made a priority.