Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017

Amendment of Children First Act 2015

55. The Children First Act 2015 is amended—

(a) in section 2, by the deletion of paragraphs (b) and (c) of the definition of “sexual abuse”,

(b) in Schedule 3—

(i) by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph 9:

“9A. An offence under section 3A of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006 (offence by person in authority).”,

(ii) in paragraph 10, by the substitution of the following for subparagraph (b):

“(b) section 4 (allowing child to be used for child pornography);

(c) section 4A (organising etc. child prostitution or production of child pornography);

(d) section 5A (participation of child in pornographic performance).”,


(iii) by the insertion of the following paragraph:

“14. An offence under any of the following provisions of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017:

(a) section 4 (invitation etc. to sexual touching);

(b) section 5 (sexual activity in presence of child);

(c) section 6 (causing child to watch sexual activity);

(d) section 8 (use of information and communication technology to facilitate sexual exploitation of child).”.