SWGfL Meets the Home Secretary

06 Jun 2022 UK SIC

Last month on Wednesday 25th May, the Home Secretary, visited our partners at SWGfL to find out more about the important work of the not-for-profit charity as well as the UK Safer Internet Centre in supporting victims of online harms. During Priti Patel’s visit, there was a brief presentation about the four support services that are hosted by SWGfL as well as a lot of discussion around the importance of online safety and the need to protect victims of online harm.

Our helpline practitioners spoke in great length about the important work that they do in running

David Wright (CEO of SWGfL and Director of UK Safer Internet Centre) said:

”We are so proud of the important work we do and that we were able to share this with the Home Secretary.  We hope that the Government will take on board the impact that online harms cause for some victims and how vitally important victim redress is, especially for women and girls.

Our services provide support to those who need it most and without them, people remain vulnerable and without help. The Online Safety Bill is moving through Parliament and there are still areas that need addressing. It is an evolving landscape and it is important that the Government are well aware of what we are seeing so the existing gaps in the Online Safety Bill drafting can be resolved”

To find out more about the visit from the Home Secretary, you can read more about it from SWGfL here.

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