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Sexual Risk Orders & Sexual Harm Prevention Orders

Question

1. In the period of time between 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 what was the total number of applications to magistrate courts for Sexual Risk Orders (SRO) under the Sexual Offences Act 2003:

(a) made by your police force and

(b) granted by Magistrate court(s)?

2. How many out of the total number of Sexual Risk Orders granted by magistrate courts in the period of time between 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 prohibit a person subject to SRO to contact or approach in any way:

(a) a named child under the age of 16

(b) a named child aged 16 or 17

(c) any children under the age of 16

(d) any children under the age of 18?

3. In the period of time between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 what was the average number of calendar days needed to secure an SRO (measured from the date application was made to magistrate court to the date magistrate court made a decision to grant SRO)?

4. What is the total number of Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (SHPO) against individuals convicted of sexual offences issued in your police force area in the period of time between 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016?

5. How many Sexual Harm Prevention Orders out of total issued in your police force in the period of time between 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 prohibit a person subject to this order to make contact with or approach:

(a) a child or children under the age of 16?

(b) a child or children under the age of 18?

Answer

  1. Two Sexual Risk Orders were applied for and two were granted. 
  2. One order prohibits the nominal having unsupervised contact with any child under 16 years. 
  3. We have assumed the date the application was made to the court as being the day we actually attended therefore the average number of days is 21.5 days.
  4. 114 Sexual Harm Prevention Orders have been issued.
  5. (a) 69.(b) 9.

FOI Ref: 717/16

Date of Request: 16.05.16