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Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

Click this HM Government link to read the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

Claire's Law

The aim of this law is to give members of the public a formal mechanism to make enquires  about an individual who they are in a relationship with or who is in a relationship with  someone they know, and there is a concern that the individual may be abusive  towards their partner.

For more information please click here.

Sarah's Law

Sarah's Law ‐ or the child sex offender disclosure scheme was developed by the Home Office  to protect children. The scheme enables parents, guardians and third parties to enquire  whether a person who has access to a child, is a registered sex offender, or poses a risk to  that child. Consideration will also be given to disclosing information about a person who  poses a risk to a vulnerable adult(s). 

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Female Genital Mutilation

For information about on-line training available relating to female genital mutilation (FGM), click here to register.

Violence Against Women and Girls

Read this Home Office policy document concerning violence against women and girls. According to the government, in the latest figures from the 2012 to 2013 national census, it is estimated that around 1.2 million women suffered domestic abuse and over 330,000 women were sexually assaulted. This policy document sets out the Home Office’s approach to what needs to be done to end this.

Click here for more information

Hate Incident Reporting Centres

A hate incident is defined as:

“Any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.”

A hate crime is defined as:

“Any hate incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.”

Hatred motivations are:

Incidents and crimes that have either been or perceived to have been motivated by hatred due to a person’s protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010

For details of Hate Incident Reporting Centres in your area click on the following link

http://www.cumbria.police.uk/contact-us/reporting-a-crime/hate-incident-reporting-centres

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

A promotional trailer for Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)'s new education resource aimed at preventing the sexual exploitation of young people, can be viewed by clicking here.

Education professionals can download the full film and Guidance Pack by clicking here.