Protecting Children: Review of section 12 of the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 and section 42 of the sexual offences (Scotland) Act 2009

PUBLISHED: Nov 21, 2018
CATEGORY: Consultation Responses 17-18 

Please accept apologies in advance for the short notice, both the SSA and sportscotland have only recently become aware of this consultation.

Can I ask you to email me (kim@thessa.org.uk) with any thoughts or input you'd like to provide to this consultation and the questions below (or indeed to any other questions too if you'd like) by Monday 26 November to provide time for us to review these and discuss with partners.

Our Policy Intern, Jack Draper, has summarised those aspects of the consultation which refer to or are most likely to have an impact on sport. While we've attached the full list of questions within the consultation for your reference, the two which most likely relate to sport are detailed below.

While the consultation closed on 14th November, we have been granted an extension until 10 December to gather input from our members in this area. We are also in discussion with sportscotland and Safeguarding in Sport about responding to this consultation.

Can I ask you to email me (kim@thessa.org.uk) with any thoughts or input you'd like to provide to this consultation and the questions below (or indeed to any other questions too if you'd like) by Monday 26 November to provide time for us to review these and discuss with partners.

  • Question 19 – Do you have any comments on whether the definition of a ‘position of trust’ should be extended to cover other positions in which a person is in a position of power, responsibility or influence over a child?
  • Question 20 – Do you have any other comments on the ‘sexual abuse of trust’ offence at sections 42-45 of the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009?  

Many thanks in advance and please don't hesitate to contact kim@thessa.org.uk if you have any queries.