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CRC concluding observations 2016, paragraph 45

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

(a) Collect and publish disaggregated data on child exploitation and abuse. Make reporting on child exploitation and abuse compulsory in all settings.

(b) Introduce strategies on child exploitation and abuse to ensure prevention and early intervention.

(c) Implement the recommendations of the Marshall Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland.

(d) Develop and strengthen services supporting children who have suffered, or are at risk of, sexual exploitation and abuse.

(e) Strengthen the capacity of the police and courts to detect and prosecute child sexual exploitation and abuse. Ensure child victims have equal access to remedies.

(f) Consider ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.


Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party, including devolved governments, overseas territories and Crown dependencies:

(a) Systematically collect and publish comprehensive and disaggregated data on child exploitation and abuse, including through mandatory reporting, in all settings;

(b) Develop and implement comprehensive multisectoral strategies on child exploitation and abuse, including online, to ensure effective prevention, early detection and intervention, at the national and devolved levels, in overseas territories and Crown dependencies;

(c) Implement the recommendations of the Marshall Inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Northern Ireland;

(d) Further develop comprehensive services to support children who are victims or at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse;

(e) Strengthen the capacity of law enforcement authorities and the judiciary to detect and prosecute child sexual exploitation and abuse, and grant effective remedies to the child victims;

(f) Consider ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse.”

Date of UN examination

23/05/2016

UN article number

19 (protection from all forms of violence), 34 (sexual exploitation)

Last updated on 08/10/2019