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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 UK’s 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.

The report calls for simplification of the laws on British nationals sexually exploiting vulnerable children, and proposes a single ‘Child Sexual Offences Prevention Order’. Unlike the existing range of prevention orders, this single order would simply necessitate evidence rather than, as now, requiring a previous qualifying conviction.

For full details see the ACPO website.

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