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Improving forensic care, 23/11/12 [S]
A report has been published to improve medical assessments for children who have been a victim of abuse.

Child Abuse Written Answer, 21/11/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jenny Marra's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government how many prosecutions related to (a) ritual child abuse, (b) child abuse linked to religion and (c) child sexual exploitation there have been in each of the last five years and how many have led to a conviction; and what support is available to victims of (a) ritual child abuse, (b) child abuse linked to religion and (c) child sexual exploitation.

Child Abuse Written Answer, 15/11/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jenny Marra's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government how many victims of (a) ritual child abuse, (b) child abuse linked to religion and (c) child sexual exploitation have been identified in each of the last five years; and how many police investigations related to (a) ritual child abuse, (b) child abuse linked to religion and (c) child sexual exploitation have been carried out in each of the last five years.

Child Abuse Written Answer, 15/11/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jenny Marra's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what training is given to police on how to investigate (a) ritual child abuse, (b) child abuse linked to religion and (c) child sexual exploitation; and how it tackles (a) ritual child abuse, (b) child abuse linked to religion and (c) child sexual exploitation.

Child Abuse Written Answer, 15/11/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Jenny Marra's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government whether it has set up advisory groups to deal with (a) ritual child abuse, (b) child abuse linked to religion and (c) child sexual exploitation and, if so, how often they have provided advice; and how much it has spent on improving its response to (a) ritual child abuse, (b) child abuse linked to religion and (c) child sexual exploitation in each of the last five years.

New training film for police to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation, 29/10/12 [E/NI/S/W]
The Association of Chief Police Offices (ACPO) and the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) has produced a training film to help front-line police officers spot the early signs of group-associated grooming, and support vulnerable children being sexually exploited.

A rapid literature view of evidence on child abuse linked to faith or belief, 24/10/12 [E/NI/S/W]
This small-scale review of previous research on child abuse linked to faith or belief will be used to help inform future policy in the area.

CEOP launches the International Child Protection Certificate, 18/10/12 [E/NI/S/W]
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) has launched a new way to prevent UK child sex offenders from abusing children overseas.

Exploring the Scale and Nature of Child Sexual Exploitation in Scotland, 17/10/12 [S]
This report published by the Scottish Government provides a summary of known evidence about the scale and nature of child sexual exploitation in Scotland, based on existing statistics and research and workshops with practitioner experts.

Child Abuse Written Answer, 21/09/12 [S]
Written Answer given in response to Linda Fabiani's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government whether a record is kept of how many victims of child abuse are also young carers and, if so, how many such cases there have been in each of the last five years.