Protecting children: review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 and section 42 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 - consultation

Consultation on potential changes to the criminal offences of cruelty to children and sexual abuse of trust of children.

Part 6. Additional Questions on issues concerning equal opportunities, financial implications and other impacts

Equal Opportunities

6.1 Do you consider that any of the reforms proposed in this paper will have a particular impact – positive or negative – on a particular equality group (e.g. age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation)?

6.2 Are there any other issues related to equality which you wish to raise in relation to this consultation? We intend to publish final versions of relevant impact assessments at a time of a possible Bill.

Financial implications

6.3 Do you have any comments or information on the likely financial implications of the reforms proposed in this paper for the Scottish Government Police Scotland, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, Scottish Prison Service, COPFS, local government, or for other bodies, individuals or businesses? We intend to publish information on any financial implications at a time of a possible Bill.

Other considerations

6.4 Are there behaviours not criminalised elsewhere that you think could be included within a revised offence?

Do you have any other comments?



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