New Powers for Tighter Restrictions on Sex Offenders
"Measures to give greater powers for the police to protect the vulnerable from sexual predators [sic] were announced today by Policing and Criminal Justice Minister Damian Green.
The proposals, tabled in the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, will strengthen existing powers by making it easier to restrict the movement and activities of anyone who poses a risk of sexual harm to children and adults – not just people who have been convicted of sexual offences. They also build on Nicola Blackwood MP’s amendment to the Bill.
The two new orders will replace existing powers and the threshold for risk will be lowered to cover any case of sexual harm [sic], not just cases of serious sexual harm.
The new orders are:
Sexual Harm Prevention Orders can be applied to anyone convicted or cautioned for a sexual [sic] or violent offence, including where offences are committed overseas. They will replace Sexual Offences Prevention Orders and Foreign Travel Orders;
Sexual Risk Orders can be applied to any individual who poses a risk of sexual harm in the UK or abroad, even if they have never been convicted. They will replace the Risk of Sexual Harm Order.
Both powers can place a range of restrictions on individuals depending on the nature of the case, such as limiting their internet use, preventing them from being alone with a child under 16, or preventing travel abroad.
The new Sexual Harm Prevention Order can be made by a court on conviction, or if the police or National Crime Agency (NCA) apply to a Magistrates’ Court. The order lasts a minimum of five years and has no maximum duration. The new Sexual Risk Order can be made if the police or NCA apply to a Magistrates’ Court regarding a person who poses a risk of sexual harm [sic]. It lasts a minimum of two years and has no maximum duration.
The government’s measures take into account the findings of an Association of Chief Police Officers-commissioned report into the use and effectiveness of civil orders, and following consultation with front-line professionals including the police, the courts, and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre [defunct].
Policing and Criminal Justice Minister Damian Green said:
“The UK has some [sic] of the toughest powers [most draconian] in the world to deal with sex offenders [sic].
“Today, we are going even further by giving police and National Crime Agency officers the power to place greater restrictions on any person they judge to be a risk. Our proposals support the Childhood Lost campaign to tighten the law on sex offenders [sic] and make it easier for police to monitor them.
“This is part of ongoing work by the Home Office led National Group to look at how the police and other agencies can better identify and deal with sexual offending [sic], ensuring victims are at the heart of the criminal justice system.”
Other measures in the Bill include provisions on anti-social behaviour, extradition, forced marriage, firearms and dangerous dogs."
Published 9 October 2013
New powers for tighter restrictions on sex offenders [sic]
"Organisation: Home Office
Page history: Published 9 October 2013
Policy: Helping the police fight crime more effectively
Topic: Crime and policing
Minister: The Rt Hon Damian Green MP"
.@KarlTurnerMP can you get an answer out of @ukhomeoffice why these are needed/if just the same as a SOPO/RoSHO etc? https://t.co/FtTt0HX6EqEmbedded Tweet (click date)
— Lyndon Harris (@Lyndon_Harris) October 9, 2013
9 October 2013 Last updated at 18:15
New powers to restrict potential [i.e. not] sex offenders
Richard Atkinson, who chairs the criminal law committee of the Law Society, told BBC Radio 4's PM programme he was concerned about the move.
"Of course, a great deal of stigma is attached to anyone who has such an order made and if the process of obtaining these orders is less than that is needed for a conviction then that's a very worrying departure from our normal standards," he said."
9 Oct 2013 22:55
Sex ASBOs [sic] will ban suspected paedophiles [sic] from the internet BEFORE they are even convicted
"Police will be granted a Sexual Risk Order if they can convince a magistrate that action is needed to prevent possible “sexual harm”
Suspected paedophiles [sic] could be monitored even if they have never been convicted, under powers announced yesterday.
Police will be granted a Sexual Risk Order if they can convince a magistrate that action is needed to prevent possible “sexual harm”."
Potential sex offenders will be banned from the internet and being left alone with under-16s BEFORE being convicted
New powers will help police fight against sexual predators
New Home Office rules give police sweeping powers to curb sex offenders
Tougher measures for sex offenders
Orders restrict potential offenders
Fast-track justice for child sex predators
Tougher powers to restrict sex offenders' freedom
'Sex ASBOs' Proposed For Paedophile Suspects
10 Oct 2013
New Sexual Harm Prevention Orders have the potential to be a very powerful tool in protecting children
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The new two orders will replace existing powers and the threshold for risk will be lowered to cover any case of sexual harm, not just cases of serious sexual harm
National policing lead on child protection [dead CEOP] Peter Davies [how's the bullying situation going, Peter?] said:
“ACPO commissioned an independent [hahahaha] report into Civil Prevention Orders under the Sex Offences Act 2003, which reported in May 2013. The report [from your stooge, another Davies] found that the orders were too complex and ineffective in protecting children.
“The new Sexual Harm Prevention Orders proposed by the Policing Minister Damien Green MP build upon the findings of this report and amendments to the Crime and Policing Bill tabled by Nicola Blackwood MP [stooge].
“These new orders are potentially a very powerful [yup, for the Stasi], very useful new tool in the hands of law enforcement to prevent harm to children at the earliest opportunity.”"
Civil Prevention Orders report - http://www.ecpat.org.uk/sites/default/files/the_davies_review.pdf
On 9 October 2013
Home Office annoucement on new powers protect vulnerable from sexual predators
#NewSexualHarmPreventionOrders are potentially a very powerful, very useful new tool to prevent harm to children at the earliest opportunityEmbedded Tweet (click date)
— ACPO (@PoliceChiefs) October 10, 2013
@SadiqKhan Any concerns re the @ukhomeoffice announcement about new sex offender orders and the lowering of the threshold?Embedded Tweet (click date)
— Lyndon Harris (@Lyndon_Harris) October 10, 2013
The Home Office's replacement for the SOPO is almost idendtical... http://t.co/yRGCZBHgC7Embedded Tweet (click date)
— UK Criminal Law Blog (@uk_criminal_law) October 10, 2013
Tweets archived, if required.
Sunday 13 October 2013
New asbos 'will punish children for being children'
"Injunctions to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance (Ipnas) could prevent ball games, skateboarding and hanging around, says children's commissioner"
Mon 14th October 2013 - 12:21 pm
Sexual Risk orders: something liberals should be worried about?
"I am not persuaded that these orders protect any more children, but I do worry that they could pose a risk to the liberty of innocent people. The debate on this is supposed to run until 7 pm tonight. You can watch on BBC Parliament or via Parliament TV online."
Monday 14 October 2013
Government moves to prevent sexual abuse of children in the UK and abroad
"ECPAT UK today expressed delight with new Government proposals to restrict the activities of anyone who poses a risk of sexual harm to children and adults, under new measures in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill."
14 October 2013 Last updated at 20:28
MPs approve measures to prevent child sexual abuse
"The government has lent its support to a campaign led by backbenchers to introduce new powers to prevent the sexual abuse of children.
Before the main debate on the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill got underway, several objections were raised to the timetabling of the bill. Labour forced a division on the programme motion, but lost the vote 227 to 294 .
An amendment was tabled at report stage of the bill on 14 October 2013 to enable courts to issue a "child sexual abuse prevention order"."
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Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill (Programme) (No. 2)
14 Oct 2013 : Column 468
Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill
"New Clauses and new Schedules relating to the protection of persons from harm of a sexual nature or relating to violent offender orders."
Partial quid pro quo payback, for this, of course, as usual ...
UPDATED: 12:14, 3 September 2013
Rules on paedophiles [sic] seeing their children relaxed after judges decide their human rights are more important
If the Establishment is breaking the laws, change the laws, so as to suit the Establishment