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Manchester Lib Dems respond to Times article: "Autistic woman ‘pimped out’ in care scandal" - Manchester Gazette | Manchester's Newspaper

Manchester Lib Dems respond to Times article: “Autistic woman ‘pimped out’ in care scandal”

Responding to the front-page story of The Times today (18/10/18), Manchester’s Opposition Leader, John Leech, said:

“I am shocked to hear of the ordeal this woman went through and I want to give my personal reassurance that I will do all I can to prevent anything like this happening in the future.

“I am appalled and frustrated that the first I have heard about this is on the front page of a national newspaper, and I have immediately requested a full briefing from the Executive Member to understand how this dreadful situation could have been allowed to happen.

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“Now more than ever, Manchester Council, the Courts and everyone involved in the case must provide full transparency and complete cooperation to ensure this never, ever happens again.

“We have a duty to protect the most vulnerable in our society and everyoneinvolved in this case must take responsibility for failing this vulnerable woman on such a catastrophic scale.

“Responsibility must be sought and action at the highest level must be taken.

“Silence is absolutely unacceptable.”

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