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Policing and Crime Act 2009

Section 23 Foreign travel orders: grounds

178.Subsection (1) amends any reference to children under 16 in sections 115 and 116 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to children under 18. The effect of this is that it raises the age of a child that must be at risk in order for a foreign travel order to be made. It also alters the criteria determining which offenders qualify for a foreign travel order, to include those that have committed sexual offences against children under 18, not just those that have committed offences against children under 16.

179.Subsection (2) provides that these amendments apply in relation to the making, variation, renewal or discharge of foreign travel orders after the commencement of this section.

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