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Sex Abuse (Gradual Disclosure)

Home Department written question – answered on 27th October 2005.

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Photo of Claire Curtis-Thomas Claire Curtis-Thomas Labour, Crosby

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has evaluated on gradual disclosure of sex abuse; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

Matters relating to disclosure, and other investigative techniques, are an operational matter for the police. Any research on the gradual disclosure of sex abuse will inform the Association of Chief Police Officers' current consideration of the handbook for senior investigating officers which is currently being revised.

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