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Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to develop residential treatment facilities for sex offenders. (150137)

The Review of the Protection of Children from Sex Offenders, the report of which was published on 13 June, made a number of recommendations designed to make the treatment of sex offenders more effective. One recommendation includes a commitment to explore intensive treatment options for those sex offenders who present the highest risk of serious harm. We will examine whether it would be appropriate to deliver such intensive treatment in a residential setting.