Abuse of Position of Trust Offences: Extension of the Law – A Call for Evidence

Consultation opened on 27 October 2022. Closing date 22 December 2022.


This Call for Evidence centres on recent amendment made to the abuse of position of trust provision by Section 5 of the Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022. It seeks supporting information on any specific areas of risk which would necessitate an extension of the law.


Consultation description

The call for evidence will be open for eight weeks, and all responses should arrive no later than 12pm on 22 December 2022. Early responses are encouraged.

There are three questions in the document. We would welcome a response to all of these if possible.

There are two options available for making your response. If you wish to request a hard copy of this document, please contact us by email or post.

1. Email – please send responses to CPB@justice-ni.gov.uk, with ‘Abuse of Position of Trust Call for Evidence’ as the subject line.

2. Postal – please send responses to:

Abuse of Position of Trust Call for Evidence

Department of Justice

Criminal Policy Unit

Massey House

Stormont Estate





Hard copies and copies in other formats, including Braille, large print, etc., can be made available on request.  If you require an alternative format or a language other than English, please let us know and we will do our best to assist you.  If you require any further information on the call for evidence process or the content of this document, or any other assistance to make a response, please contact the Department.



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