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Crime: Support for Children and Young People - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 5th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice) 3:15 pm, 5th February 2020

My Lords, children and young people under the age of 18 are automatically considered as vulnerable victims and therefore become eligible for enhanced entitlements under the victims’ code. That includes being offered referral to specialist support services in order that that can be addressed.