Legal News & Articles

Home Office - child exploitation disruption toolkit

15 April 2019

The Home Office has published a child exploitation disruption toolkit, aimed primarily at frontline staff working to safeguard children and young people under the age of 18 from sexual and criminal exploitation.

Proposed online safety laws aim to protect users and prevent dissemination of child abuse / terrorism content online

08 April 2019

The Government has published its Online Harms White Paper, which provides new measures to make the internet a safer place, including a mandatory duty of care on companies to take reasonable steps to keep their users safe and tackle illegal and harmful activity on their services, and further stringent requirements to ensure child abuse and terrorist content is not disseminated online.

Knife crime: More stop and search powers for police

31 March 2019

Police in England and Wales are being given greater stop and search powers to tackle rising knife crime. Under new rules, inspectors will be able to authorise the use of section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.