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The Victims of Crime (Rights, Entitlements, and Notification of Child Sexual Abuse) Bill [HL] is a private member’s bill introduced by Baroness Brinton (Liberal Democrat). The bill had its first reading in the House of Lords on 6 July 2017. It is scheduled to receive its second reading on 19 July 2019.

The bill is intended to improve protections for the victims of crime. It would create new rights and entitlements for victims, including regarding court treatment and police protections. Victims of crime would also have the right to request reviews into how crimes have been investigated. In addition, the bill would extend a new duty for people working with children to notify the police if they suspected someone had been a victim of sexual abuse.


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