Today, 18 December, the Independent Inquiry on Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) announced that it had extended its second seminar on the mandatory reporting; a summary report of the first seminar was also published. A copy of the Press Release is reproduced below.
Inquiry extends April seminar on mandatory reporting
The Inquiry has extended its second seminar on the mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse in April 2019.
This seminar has been extended to one and a half days and will be held on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 April.
It will focus on the arguments for and against the introduction of mandatory reporting legislation in England and Wales, and the practical considerations involved in introducing such a law. Further details about the seminar will be published in early 2019.
The Inquiry has also today published a summary report on its first seminar on mandatory reporting, which took place on 27 September 2018.
The event was attended by representatives from government departments, as well as academics from England and Wales and overseas, practitioners, campaign groups and victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.
It specifically examined existing obligations to report child sexual abuse in England and Wales, as well as international models of mandatory reporting.