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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08021: Alex Neil (Airdrie and Shotts)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 13 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what training is given to police officers regarding how to determine the difference between sibling curiosity and sexual abuse or indecency; who (a) provides and (b) is given this training, and at what stage in an officer’s career this is provided.

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.