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Health Committee considers Victims and Witnesses Bill, 05/11/13 [S]
During its meeting of 5 November 2013 the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee considered the Victims and Witnesses Bill at Stage 2.

The foundations of abuse: a thematic assessment of the risk of child sexual abuse by adults in institutions, 24/10/13 [E/NI/S/W]
This assessment from the National Crime Agency warns that institutions such as schools, churches and care homes are still not safe from child sex abusers despite high profile media coverage of historical offences.

Female Genital Mutilation Written Answer, 11/09/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in response to Helen Goodman's (Lab) question asking the Minister for Women and Equalities what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the practice of female genital mutilation in the UK.

Tackling illegal images - new proactive approach to seek out child sexual abuse content, 18/06/13 [E/NI/S/W]
The Culture Secretary Maria Miller has announced that the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) will be asked for the first time to actively seek out illegal images of child abuse on the internet, working closely with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.

Internet Written Answer, 06/06/13 [S]
Written Answer given in the House of Commons on 6 June 2013 in response to Helen Goodman's (Lab) question asking the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the incidence of child abuse images on the internet.

Creation of a forum for adults placed in care supported by the Health Committee, 27/05/13 [S]
Proposals to create a National Confidential Forum (NCF), which will provide an opportunity for adults who were placed in institutional care as children to recount their experiences, including abuse, have been supported by the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee.

Health and Sport Committee takes evidence on victims and witnesses, 30/04/13 [S]
During its meeting of 30 April 2013 the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee took evidence on the Victims and Witnesses Bil at Stage 1.

Health Committee takes evidence on Victims and Witnesses Bill, 23/04/13 [S]
During its meeting of 23 April 2103 the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee took Stage 1 evidence on the Victims and Witnesses Bill.

Child Abuse Oral Question, 18/04/13 [S]
During Question Time on 18 April 2013 Neil Bibby (Lab) asked the Scottish Government what progress has been made toward justice for victims of historical child abuse following the first interaction meeting.

Health and Sport COmmittee takes evidence on victims and witnesses, 26/03/13 [S]
During its meeting of 26 March 2013 the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee took evidence on the Victim and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.