More foreign travel restrictions should be imposed on known British sex offenders and more suspects prosecuted in the UK for crimes committed overseas, the government has been told.
In a 73-page report on protecting children in other countries from exploitation, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) has called for legislation formalising use of international child protection certificates for those working and volunteering abroad.
The review, chaired by Prof Alexis Jay, is one of the multiple strands of IICSA’s investigation into child sexual abuse. It found that 361 UK nationals requested consular assistance abroad between 2013 and 2017 after being arrested for child sex offences. That figure, the study suggests, is likely to represent only a fraction of the overall number of British offenders. read more