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Sexual Abuse Motion, 14/06/13 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 14 June 2013 by Christina McKelvie (SNP) on the One in Five sexual abuse campaign.

The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament believes that there is a serious need for change with regard to the services available for children who have experienced sexual abuse and violence; commends the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe on its campaign, One in Five, which was launched in 2010 and hopes to address this issue by gathering further signatories to, and the ratification and implementation of, the Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, which is known as the Lanzarote Convention; believes that its ‘four Ps’ approach of prevention, protection, prosecution and participation will ensure that public sector agencies are run properly to enable children and young people to be protected and supported and to help ensure that perpetrators of sexual violence are pursued and brought to trial, and warmly welcomes what it sees as the campaign’s work in getting towns and regions to commit to raising awareness of the issue and to encourage them to work toward achieving the aims of the campaign.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 14 June 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 14 June 2013