In the Media

New Sexual Harm Prevention Orders have the potential to be a very powerful tool in protecting children

PUBLISHED October 10, 2013

National policing lead on child protection Peter Davies said:

"ACPO commissioned an independent report into Civil Prevention Orders under the Sex Offences Act 2003, which reported in May 2013. The report found that the orders were too complex and ineffective in protecting children.

"The new Sexual Harm Prevention Orders proposed by the Policing Minister Damien Green MP build upon the findings of this report and amendments to the Crime and Policing Bill tabled by Nicola Blackwood MP.

"These new orders are potentially a very powerful, very useful new tool in the hands of law enforcement to prevent harm to children at the earliest opportunity."