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#449396 - 10/07/13 08:56 AM No legal requirement in the UK to report abuse!!!!
tbkkfile Offline

Registered: 09/16/13
Posts: 352
Loc: Surrey, United Kingdom
Dear All

Unlike in the US and many other European countries there is no legal requirement on anyone working with minors in England (Wales or Scotland) to report allegations or known abuse of a child, including rape, to either the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) or the police.

Legislation is urgently needed which requires staff in faith groups, national sports bodies and clubs, schools and all similar institutions which are defined as ‘Regulated Activities,’ [Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006] to inform the LADO of all concerns, allegations and incidents of known abuse so that experienced and independent assessment is introduced immediately to ensure perpetrators are stopped as soon as possible.

There are a number of online petitions set up regarding this in an effort to get the English government to act, this is one of them.

To look up and not down,
To look forward and not back,
To look out and not in

#450135 - 10/14/13 05:15 AM Re: No legal requirement in the UK to report abuse!!!! [Re: tbkkfile]
SamV Offline

Registered: 12/13/09
Posts: 5958
Loc: Talladega, Alabama, USA
Thank you for sharing this, I hope this petition gets the support it needs to demand the safety of vulnerable groups in a 'civilized' country.
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