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Inquiry announces publication date for Children Outside the UK Phase Two report

2 December 2019

The Inquiry will publish its report into the second phase of the Children Outside the UK investigation on 9 January 2020.

The report was due to be published this autumn but has been delayed in order to avoid the general election period.

It is based on a week of public hearings held in February 2019, where the Inquiry heard evidence from various international organisations, as well as the police, Home Office, National Crime Agency and British Council among others.

This phase of the investigation examined the legal measures designed to protect children outside the UK from sexual abuse by those with links to England and Wales.

This includes civil orders preventing those known to be a risk to children from travelling abroad, as well as the power to prosecute UK nationals who have committed sexual offences abroad.

The first phase of this investigation examined Child Migration Programmes, with the report of that case study published in March 2018.

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