Tackling child abuse: is mandatory reporting the answer? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted November 11th, 2013 in child abuse, hospitals, local government, news, police, social services, statutory duty by michael

“Former Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, has called for an overhaul of the law concerning safeguarding children. In a previous post I considered the current legislation and whether it goes far enough. I concluded that there is a need for a more general duty to have due regard to the need to eliminate abuse of minors over and above the existing welfare duty in s11 of the Children Act 2004.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 8th November 2013

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