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Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (3115_15)


Subject: Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO)

  1. I would like to ask West Midlands Police if it has applied for a SHPO with a foreign travel restriction provision since the order was introduced last March.
  1. I would also like to ask how many of these applications were successful and details of those applications – in terms of the name of the person subject to the order, the type of restriction imposed and the date the restriction was imposed.
  1. Prior to the implementation of the SHPO in March, I would like to ask West Midlands Police how many Foreign Travel Orders were successfully applied for in the previous five years.


  1. No information held, West Midlands Police has not applied for a SHPO with a Foreign Travel restriction since the order was introduced.
  1. No information held (see 1 above)
  1. Prior to the implementation of SHPOs, WMP has successfully applied for two Foreign Travel Orders in the past five years.

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