Thursday 2 February 2017 / 2:43 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Sarah Champion responds to Government’s failure to provide assurances on funding for revenge porn helpline

Sarah Champion MP, Labour’s Shadow
Secretary of State for Women and Equalities,
responding
to the Government’s failure to provide assurances that it will continue to fund
the national revenge porn helpline, said:

“Once again, the Tories are all talk but
no action when protecting women and girls from violence.

“The revenge porn helpline is an
invaluable resource for victims who are desperate to receive advice on how to
have indecent images removed from the internet and how to pursue a prosecution
if they so choose.

“Coming forward as a survivor of revenge
porn takes such bravery and we need to send the message that those victims will
be supported in every way possible.

“Labour is urging the Government to
maintain this vital, value-for-money service. Ministers must now clarify and
publish their continued funding arrangements for the helpline.”