POLICE staff who view harrowing child abuse imagery need more wellbeing support amid a rise in online sexual exploitation of children, the police watchdog has recommended.
Throughout 2020-21, there was a near 12% increase in taking, distributing or possessing indecent images of childrenThe territory., and an overall rise of almost 6% of crimes relating to online child sex abuse compared to the previous years struggles in COVID-19 fight, hope o, according to Police Scotland statistics.
The near 6% rise on the prior year relates to 1,966 online child sex abuse crimes logged by the force in 2020-21 – nearly 25% greater than the five-year average.
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) said over the past 18 months, the force had met three of its 10 key recommendations – but the remaining seven have been partially met with “varied” progressIndoor private gatherings.
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