Submitted by Kevin Curran on Thursday 17th September 2020
Published on Friday 9th October 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Friday 9th April 2021
Current Signatures: 3,063
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Make it mandatory for Police & CPS to provide counselling to ALL victims of CSA
To ensure the Police and Crown Prosecution Service provide all victims of child sexual abuse with counselling & support before during & after trial. This is in gov legislation, but the CPS & Police still advise victims to the contrary in order to avoid contamination of evidence. This needs to end.
There is a moral duty for CPS and police to provide counselling to victims without fear it may affect their trial or justice. My brother Declan was raped by a paedophile. Before the trial my mum begged CPS, Police & Local Authority to provide support for her children but was told this would contaminate court evidence. My brother took his own life at 13. His death could have been prevented. "Declan's Law" would ensure future CSA victims get the support they deserve
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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