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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.

Civil Prevention Orders Sexual Offences Act 2003: ACPO commissioned review of the existing statutory scheme and recommendations
This report for the Association of Chief Police Officers advises that the UKs law and extra-jurisdictional policing arrangements are putting vulnerable children at high risk of sexual abuse, by their failure either to prevent British sex offenders from travelling or to prosecute them when they commit offences abroad.

Petitions Committee looks at sexual exploitation, 30/04/13 [S]
During its meeting of 30 April 2013 the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee took evidence as part of its inquiry into child sexual exploitation.

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.

Health Committee takes evidence on Victims and Witnesses Bill, 16/04/13 [S]
During its meeting of 16 April 2013 the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee took evidence on the Victims and Witnesses Bill at Stage 1. The session looked at the national confidential forum.

Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill Briefing, 10/04/13 [S}
The Scottish Parliament Information Centre has published a briefing on the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Bill.

Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Written Answer, 10/04/13 [E/Ni/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 10 April 2013 in response to Lord Lester of Herne Hill's question asking Her Majesty's Government what particular problems have been identified during the period since the United Kingdom signed the European Convention on the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in May 2008 which need to be addressed before the Convention can be ratified.

Children: Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Written Answer, 26/03/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 26 March 2013 in response to Lord Hylton's question asking Her Majesty's Government when they will ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

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.

Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Written Answer, 19/03/13 [E/NI/S/W]
Written Answer given in the House of Lords on 19 March 2013 in response to Lord Lester of Herne Hill's question asking Her Majesty's Government when they will ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.