Offences Against Children: Sports

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 116539, on Offences against children: sports, when the Government plans to extend the definition of a position of trust to include sports coaches.

Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Proposals are being developed to extend the definition of a ‘position of trust’ in the Sexual Offences Act 2003, to bring into that definition sports coaches who hold a position of trust in relation to a child aged 16 or 17 under their care. We are working to finalise our proposals in early 2018 and will have a clearer view of timing once we have done so.

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