Consultation

Child sexual exploitation by organised networks investigation

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has opened applications for core participants in its investigation into child sexual exploitation by organised networks in England and Wales. Core participants have special rights in the inquiry process, including receiving disclosure of documentation, being represented and making legal submissions, suggesting questions and receiving advance notice of the Inquiry’s report. The deadline for applications is 4pm on 27 March 2019.

Government proposes new guidance on taxi licensing to protect passengers

The Government has today (12th February 2019) launched a consultation on new rules for licensing authorities outlining how they should use their powers to protect passengers in taxis and minicabs from harm. These guidelines are intended to improve safety with enhanced safety standards for taxi and private hire vehicles, which will be consistent across the country. New safety measures proposed include recommending councils ensure every driver undergoes enhanced criminal record and background checks.

Violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence indicators: consultation

The Welsh Government is consulting on draft proposals for a set of national indicators to measure progress against the Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015. Objectives to be achieved by November 2021 include an increased awareness in children and young people of the importance of safe, equal and healthy relationships, and that abusive behaviour is always wrong. The consultation closes on 29 March 2019.

NEWN/NEEVAWG E-bulletin survey

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