On Thursday, IICSA published the final Report of the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse – October 2022. Recommendation 13 is on the introduction of mandatory reporting in England and Wales: that the UK and Welsh Governments bring forward:
“legislation which places certain individuals – ‘mandated reporters’ – under a statutory duty to report child sexual abuse where they:
- receive a disclosure of child sexual abuse from a child or perpetrator; or
- witness a child being sexually abused; or
- observe recognised indicators of child sexual abuse.
The following persons should be designated ‘mandated reporters’: Continue reading