Make failing to report child abuse illegal, say victims

30 September 2019 – BBC News

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has heard victims asking for it to be made illegal to not report child abuse. The Inquiry agreed that there was an “overwhelming body of evidence” to support the introduction of “mandatory reporting“.

The inquiry was given a summary of past emotional, physical and sexual abuse at private residential schools.

A senior IICSA lawyer warned that such abuse could happen again.

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