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Sexual Offences: Young People

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of training of front line police officers on evidence collection to support prosecution with particular reference to cases where teenagers have been sexually assaulted or raped in the latest period for which figures are available. (139785)

[holding answer 25 May 2007]: There are a number of police training modules covering sexual offences for police officers of different ranks and roles. There is also a relevant module for police probationers as part of the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP).

However, there are no courses specifically designed for cases involving “teenagers”.

General probationer and specialist courses are developed centrally but delivered locally by all 43 forces. Information on the delivery cost is not collected centrally.