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Victims of Crime (Rights, Entitlements, and Notification of Child Sexual Abuse) Bill [HL] 2019

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Sponsor:
Baroness Brinton

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 38 (as introduced) (PDF) 28.10.2019

Latest news on the Victims of Crime (Rights, Entitlements, and Notification of Child Sexual Abuse) Bill [HL] 2019

First reading took place on 28 October. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.

Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.

The 2017-19 Parliament dissolved at the end of the 2019 Session and this Bill will make no further progress

Summary of the Victims of Crime (Rights, Entitlements, and Notification of Child Sexual Abuse) Bill [HL] 2019

A Bill to make provision for specifying new statutory rights and entitlements for victims of crime under the victims’ code of practice; to require elected local policing bodies to assess victims’ services; to increase the duties of the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses; to grant victims the right to request a review of a decision not to prosecute; to establish reviews into homicides where no criminal charge has been made; to create an obligation on professions to notify cases of possible victims of child sexual abuse; and for connected purposes

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