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IICSA Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Children Outside the United Kingdom Phase 2 Investigation Report

A.3: The issues for phase two of this investigation

18. There are a number of specific issues considered in this second phase.

Civil orders:

  • In what circumstances can the civil orders in question be made? What do they seek to achieve?
  • How often have the powers to make such orders been used since they were introduced?
  • What is the practical impact of such orders on known offenders when they have been used?
  • Does the civil order regime offer effective protection from sexual abuse for children overseas? If not, how might the regime be improved?

Section 72 prosecutions:

  • How often has section 72 been used in recent years to prosecute alleged child sexual abuse committed abroad?
  • If section 72 is used relatively rarely, what are the reasons for that? Are these reasons justified?
  • Does section 72 offer effective protection from sexual abuse for children overseas? If not, how might the regime be improved?

Disclosure and barring:

  • How does the statutory disclosure and barring regime operate within England and Wales?
  • To what extent does this regime take account of the sexual abuse of children overseas?
  • To what extent does this regime operate in respect of organisations based in England and Wales which send workers or volunteers who have contact with children overseas?
  • What regimes operate in respect of organisations based overseas which recruit British nationals or residents to work with children?
  • Do these disclosure and barring regimes offer effective protection from sexual abuse for children overseas? If not, how might the regime be improved?
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