Date lodged: 13 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what procedures police officers use when investigating allegations from a person that they have been sexually or indecently assaulted by a sibling or adult relative, and what differences there are in handling allegations (a) made by (i) a child against a child, (ii) a child against an adult and (iii) an adult against an adult, and (b) of historical abuse.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 27 March 2017
This is an operational matter for the Chief Constable, with oversight by the Scottish Police Authority. Where issues arise that concern the wider policy and legislative framework that Ministers are responsible for, then the Scottish Government would give due consideration to these.