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5:10pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in Latest News
THE MP for south Swindon Robert Buckland has thrown his weight behind plans to change the law for officers dealing with cases of the sexual abuse of children.
The new bill is hoped to give greater protection to the victims of sexual abuse by introducing new powers for police to act under, called ‘sexual risk orders’.
Mr Buckland said: “I welcome the Government’s decision to strengthen the law relating to child sexual abuse both here and abroad by introducing ‘sexual risk orders’ that will help the police in being able to intervene earlier to protect victims of sexual abuse.”
“The Government will be amending the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill currently before the Commons to do this.
“I had signed an amendment sponsored by Nicola Blackwood MP that proposed a similar reform.
“I am very pleased that the concerns of children’s charities plus the CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) that the existing law was inadequate have been listened to.”
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