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Children: Protection

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in implementing Action 4 of the Review of Protection of Children from Sex Offenders, published in June 2007. (196960)

The Government have identified four pilot police force areas: Cambridgeshire, Cleveland, Hampshire and Warwickshire. We are currently working with these forces to develop an appropriate system for operating the new disclosure model, and a process for evaluating the effectiveness of the pilots in terms of child protection. The pilots will be overseen by Project Board on which the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Department for Children Schools and Families, ACPO, Barnardos, NCH and NSPCC are represented. The aim is for the pilots to commence this summer.