Civil Prevention Orders: Sexual Offences Act 2003
By Hugh Davies OBE QC (lead author)
This report was commissioned by the ACPO Child Protection and Abuse Investigation Working Group.
The issues raised are well documented. An urgent response is needed. The sexual harm to children is immediate, extensive and serious. Failing adequately to prevent it will (does) attract legitimate criticism. The UK’s reputation as a champion of children’s rights is being tested by the existing arrangements and resourcing.
In producing this report, we concluded that the existing statutory regime presents unnecessary and unreasonable obstruction to the objective of preventing sexual abuse of children, most particularly in vulnerable jurisdictions, and that otherwise preventable sexual abuse of children is occurring on a significant (if unquantifiable) scale…
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