Child sex abuse policy overhaul

The Director of Public Prosecutions has called for a radical overhaul of the way that sexual abuse is investigated. It means hundreds of cases where there was no prosecution could be re-examined.

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New police policies to tackle child sex abuse

Radical measures to transform the way the criminal justice system approaches child sex abuse will be announced later today by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the police.

DPP Keir Starmer QC and Chief Constable David Whatton from the Association of Chief Police Officers' (ACPO), will set out plans for an overhaul of guidance, a programme of training, and proposals for a panel of officers and prosecutors to look at past decisions if requested.

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