Sexual Offences Act 2003: Definition of Positions of Trust

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons on 4th June 2019.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester

I am grateful to the Minister for his reply, but the truth is that there have been some harrowing situations in which young women in particular, although not exclusively, have been groomed by manipulative coaches, sports instructors or driving instructors who are in a position of care. For some time, the Government have said that they will look at this closely, but have tended to fall back on the line that once people are over 16 there is not much they can do. May I urge the Minister to look at this situation closely? The NSPCC campaign is a good place to start. Will he agree to meet me and representatives of the NSPCC to discuss this issue?