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15 September 2023 | Podcasts | Article by Alan Collins

Tagging system for prisoners to protect survivors of abuse


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In this episode, the team discusses the launch of the new tagging scheme that is being launched in the East and West Midlands, to protect victims of abuse from perpetrators when released from prison.

The new scheme enforces perpetrators to wear electronic monitoring tags upon their release from prison to help reduce the risk posed to victims at risk of being abused by them.

More widely, the introduction of the domestic abuse tagging pilot is part of the government’s wider monitoring programme which was extended in 2021 to include two world-first projects, tagging thieves, burglars and robbers using location data to pin them to the scenes of further crimes and imposing alcohol monitoring tags on offenders’ post-custody.

Should an individual breach their licence conditions, such as entering an exclusion zone or breaching a curfew, then the offender faces going back behind bars.

The abuse team at Hugh James has many years of experience in successfully representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse.

We encourage anyone who has concerns about sexual abuse to get in touch. You can contact Alan Collins at [email protected] or Danielle Vincent at  [email protected].

Author bio

Alan Collins is one of the best known and most experienced solicitors in the field of child abuse litigation and has acted in many high profile cases, including the Jimmy Savile and Haut de la Garenne abuse scandals.  Alan has represented interested parties before public inquiries including the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, and IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse).

Internationally, Alan works in Australia, South East Asia, Uganda, Kenya, and California representing clients in high profile sexual abuse cases. Alan also spoke at the Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok hosted by Unicef and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law).

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