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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-03-17more like thismore than 2014-03-17
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps he is taking to improve the support available to hon. Members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-20more like thismore than 2014-03-20
star this property answer text <p>The fundamental aims of the Commission are not only to ensure that the House is valued and effective in holding the Government to account and scrutinising legislation, but that individual Members have the information, advice, support and technology they need to be effective in their work and to engage closely with their constituents.</p><p>We are coming to the end of a programme of savings, during which the governing principle has been that any cost reductions should not adversely affect the ability of the House and its Members to carry out their parliamentary functions. Indeed many of the changes have been a spur to innovation in the support available to Members. Now that we are on track to achieve the savings target, we have the opportunity to re-appraise the provision of resources and ensure, for example in the area of select committees, that we are providing the right level of support.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-20T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
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House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept id 18 more like this
star this property answering dept short name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property answering dept sort name House of Commons Commission more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Commons more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to publish a vision and strategy document for the future of the House. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
unstar this property uin 906425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
star this property answer text <p>The current strategy for the House of Commons Service, which covers the period 2013 to 2017, was endorsed by the Commission in January 2013. It is published on the Parliament website at: <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/management-board/management-board-publications1/hoc-strategy/" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/offices/commons/management-board/management-board-publications1/hoc-strategy/</a>.</p><p>The Management Board has started the process of drawing up a strategy for the next Parliament, which will build on the current one. This will draw on the views of Members, as well as a large-scale consultation exercise with staff. Emerging ideas will be discussed with the Commission in the new year, the intention is then to take the draft strategy to the new Commission in the 2015 Parliament for its agreement. I have noted the hon. Member’s suggestion to the Governance Committee that the vision should be “This House exists to serve the people of this country and the people who represent them”, and that seems to me an important point to reflect in the House Service’s strategy.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross more like this
star this property answering member printed John Thurso more like this
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less than 2014-12-04T12:49:03.543Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-04T12:49:03.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Thurso more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training police and crime commissioners and their staff receive on the circumstances of, and responses to, digital and online crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
unstar this property uin 221993 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>Specific training is a matter for the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)and their offices. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary regularly inspect forces on their response to crime, while the Police and Crime Panels scrutinise <br>the work of PCCs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2015-01-29T16:34:27.84Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T16:34:27.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
star this property tabling member
411
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to increase the (a) reporting, (b) detection and (c) prosecution of child abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p>Child abuse is an abhorrent crime no matter when or where it occurs. The Government is clear that if child abuse takes place, it must be thoroughly and properly investigated, and those responsible are arrested and brought to <br>justice. It is vital that victims feel empowered to come forward to report abuse<br><br>All chief constables have committed to a policing action plan that aims to raise the standards in tackling child sexual exploitation so that the police are providing a consistently strong approach to protecting vulnerable young <br>people. The National Policing Lead for child protection and abuse investigation has taken action to revise the action plan to take account of the learning from the Professor Alexis Jay report in Rotherham and other recent publications. <br><br>The Home Secretary has written to all chief constables to ask them to take on board the lessons from the Jay report into the failings in Rotherham, and from the rolling HMIC inspections into how forces are protecting children.<br><br>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the College of Policing have issued guidance for police in relation to child abuse and exploitation. The guidance aims to move the focus of investigations away from testing the credibility of <br>victims onto the credibility of the allegation and ensuring victims are listened to by the police. In addition, a joint National Policing Lead and CPS review panel was established last year. The national panel re-examines <br>historical cases of sexual abuse where a decision was made that no further action would be taken and identify whether any issues require further exploration and investigation.<br><br>We must never accept a situation where police forces and other agencies fail in their fundamental duty of care towards vulnerable children.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 219336 more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T16:34:22.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T16:34:22.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to better record claims of child abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
unstar this property uin 219335 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has in place a protocol for passing information received in respect of child abuse to the police. This protocol, &quot;Child Sexual Abuse Information/Correspondence – Home Office Protocol&quot;, has been agreed with the <br>National Policing Lead for Child Protection and Abuse Investigation. The protocol ensures that we record and refer to the police claims of child abuse, and suspected child abuse. <br><br>The Review by Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC, published on 11 November and available in the House Library, included a copy of this protocol at Annex H and also made recommendations to strengthen existing arrangements on the <br>handling of child abuse information received by the Department. In response, we have introduced a new approach to recording allegations of child abuse made to the Department and have revised with the National Policing lead the protocol <br>for passing such information to the police.<br><br>The protocol does not specifically cover the recording or referral of proven cases of child abuse as those cases will have already come to the attention of the prosecuting authorities. That information is not routinely collected by the <br>Home Office.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 219334 more like this
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less than 2015-01-08T12:22:48.183Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T12:22:48.183Z
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1531
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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411
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department and its Executive agencies have taken to record (a) claims of child abuse, (b) cases of suspected child abuse and (c) proven cases of child abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
unstar this property uin 219334 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office has in place a protocol for passing information received in respect of child abuse to the police. This protocol, &quot;Child Sexual Abuse Information/Correspondence – Home Office Protocol&quot;, has been agreed with the <br>National Policing Lead for Child Protection and Abuse Investigation. The protocol ensures that we record and refer to the police claims of child abuse, and suspected child abuse. <br><br>The Review by Peter Wanless and Richard Whittam QC, published on 11 November and available in the House Library, included a copy of this protocol at Annex H and also made recommendations to strengthen existing arrangements on the <br>handling of child abuse information received by the Department. In response, we have introduced a new approach to recording allegations of child abuse made to the Department and have revised with the National Policing lead the protocol <br>for passing such information to the police.<br><br>The protocol does not specifically cover the recording or referral of proven cases of child abuse as those cases will have already come to the attention of the prosecuting authorities. That information is not routinely collected by the <br>Home Office.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 219335 more like this
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less than 2015-01-08T12:22:48.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T12:22:48.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with (a) charities, (b) lobby groups, (c) experts and (d) the police on the handling of false allegations of child abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
star this property answer text <p>Government engagement with charities and experts on child sexual abuse is coordinated by the National Group on Sexual Violence against Children and Vulnerable People. The National Group, which is chaired by myself<br>and includes experts from the voluntary sector, has overseen a cultural shift in how allegations of abuse are handled. This is reflected in updated Crown Prosecution Service guidance which supports a culture focused on <br>the credibility of the allegation rather than the credibility of the victim; a shift which recognises how the vulnerability of potential victims and power of perpetrators needs to be addressed.<br><br>The College of Policing has issued authorised professional practice for police in relation to investigating child abuse and exploitation. The guidance also aims to move the focus of investigations away from testing the credibility of victims <br>onto the credibility of the allegation and ensuring victims are listened to by the police.<br><br>It is not always obvious to the police that when a complaint is made and then subsequently investigated by them, that the allegation in question may be false. Where an investigation identifies a false allegation, it may be <br>appropriate for the police to support a prosecution for attempting to pervert the course of justice. It is essential in all cases that all steps are taken to test the validity of statements, corroborate accounts and establish an accurate <br>picture.<br><br>The Government is clear that if child abuse takes place, it must be thoroughly and properly investigated, and those responsible are arrested and brought to justice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 219339 more like this
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less than 2015-01-08T12:21:53.71Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T12:21:53.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has issued to police forces on training for police officers on tackling digital, cyber- and online crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is investing £860 million over five years through the National Cyber Security Programme to respond to the threat posed by cyber and online crime. <br><br>Of this, approximately 10% is being invested in building law enforcement capabilities to tackle cyber crime. This has been used to build capability at the national, regional, and local level, including delivering training in cyber <br>crime to officers in local police forces. <br><br>The College of Policing has designed four e-learning modules on cyber crime, which give an introduction to cyber, digital and social media. Since they were rolled out in 2013, over 120,000 of these modules have been completed. <br>The College and police forces have also been delivering a classroom-based course to police investigators, which gives them the understanding of how to exploit intelligence and evidential opportunities offered by technology, social <br>networking and communications data.<br><br>The College of Policing is responsible for issuing guidance to the police on training and investigations. Guidance relating to how crimes should be recorded is covered by the Home Office Counting Rules. <br><br>In order to understand the scale of online offences the Home Office have introduced a voluntary ‘flag’ that enables forces to highlight online offences in police recorded crime. The flag is running on a voluntary basis for 2014/15 <br>and will become mandatory in 2015/16. Initial guidance on how to apply the flag was issued to all forces in England and Wales in May 2014 as part of the Annual Data Requirement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
221969 more like this
221973 more like this
221997 more like this
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less than 2015-01-29T16:34:02.4Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T16:34:02.4Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cybercrime more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has issued to police forces on the steps they should take to investigate allegations of digital or cyber-crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
unstar this property uin 221973 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is investing £860 million over five years through the National Cyber Security Programme to respond to the threat posed by cyber and online crime. <br><br>Of this, approximately 10% is being invested in building law enforcement capabilities to tackle cyber crime. This has been used to build capability at the national, regional, and local level, including delivering training in cyber <br>crime to officers in local police forces. <br><br>The College of Policing has designed four e-learning modules on cyber crime, which give an introduction to cyber, digital and social media. Since they were rolled out in 2013, over 120,000 of these modules have been completed. <br>The College and police forces have also been delivering a classroom-based course to police investigators, which gives them the understanding of how to exploit intelligence and evidential opportunities offered by technology, social <br>networking and communications data.<br><br>The College of Policing is responsible for issuing guidance to the police on training and investigations. Guidance relating to how crimes should be recorded is covered by the Home Office Counting Rules. <br><br>In order to understand the scale of online offences the Home Office have introduced a voluntary ‘flag’ that enables forces to highlight online offences in police recorded crime. The flag is running on a voluntary basis for 2014/15 <br>and will become mandatory in 2015/16. Initial guidance on how to apply the flag was issued to all forces in England and Wales in May 2014 as part of the Annual Data Requirement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
221969 more like this
221972 more like this
221997 more like this
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less than 2015-01-29T16:34:03.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-29T16:34:03.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Offences against Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she has issued to police forces on the handling of false allegations of child sexual abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
unstar this property uin 219339 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
star this property answer text <p>Government engagement with charities and experts on child sexual abuse is coordinated by the National Group on Sexual Violence against Children and Vulnerable People. The National Group, which is chaired by myself<br>and includes experts from the voluntary sector, has overseen a cultural shift in how allegations of abuse are handled. This is reflected in updated Crown Prosecution Service guidance which supports a culture focused on <br>the credibility of the allegation rather than the credibility of the victim; a shift which recognises how the vulnerability of potential victims and power of perpetrators needs to be addressed.<br><br>The College of Policing has issued authorised professional practice for police in relation to investigating child abuse and exploitation. The guidance also aims to move the focus of investigations away from testing the credibility of victims <br>onto the credibility of the allegation and ensuring victims are listened to by the police.<br><br>It is not always obvious to the police that when a complaint is made and then subsequently investigated by them, that the allegation in question may be false. Where an investigation identifies a false allegation, it may be <br>appropriate for the police to support a prosecution for attempting to pervert the course of justice. It is essential in all cases that all steps are taken to test the validity of statements, corroborate accounts and establish an accurate <br>picture.<br><br>The Government is clear that if child abuse takes place, it must be thoroughly and properly investigated, and those responsible are arrested and brought to justice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
star this property answering member printed Lynne Featherstone more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 219337 more like this
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less than 2015-01-08T12:21:53.87Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-08T12:21:53.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Featherstone more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman remove filter