Offences against Children

Home Office written question – answered on 20th June 2018.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Labour, Rotherham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale is for bringing forward proposals to establish (a) levels of public expenditure and (b) measures to assess the effectiveness of that expenditure on services provided by his Department for child victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse in line with the recommendation of the Interim Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, published on 25 April 2018.

Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Labour, Rotherham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale is for bringing forward proposals in line with the recommendation of the Interim Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, published on 25 April 2018, to amend the Police Regulations 2003 to include the requirement that a police officer and staff equivalent (a) have operational policing experience in preventing and responding to child sexual abuse and (b) achieve accreditation in the role of the police service in preventing and responding to child sexual abuse to progress to Chief Officer level.

Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Labour, Rotherham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale is for bringing forward proposals for the College of Policing to develop training content and accreditation arrangements for officers on preventing and responding to child sexual abuse, in line with the recommendation of the Interim Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, published on 25 April 2018.

Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Labour, Rotherham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale is for bringing forward proposals to prevent complaints relating to child sexual abuse being disapplied by police forces on the grounds that the incident involved took place more than 12 months before the complaint was submitted.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its Interim Report on 25 April. The Report contains a series of recommendations for specific changes, several of which are directed at Government. The Government welcomes the Report and is now considering the Inquiry’s recommendations very carefully. We will respond fully in due course.

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