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S5W-16424: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 4 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendation in the Interim Report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales that "any police officer (or staff equivalent) who wants to progress to the Chief Officer cadre must first be required to have operational policing experience in preventing and responding to child sexual abuse, and achieve accreditation in the role of the police service in preventing and responding to child sexual abuse", whether it will implement such a policy for the position of the Chief Constable of Police Scotland.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 17 May 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse relates to England and Wales only, but we will work with the Home Office and the College of Policing to consider the recommendations in relation to senior officer appointments.