Recent articles in the press have discussed Keir Starmer, the former director of public prosecutions, suggestion that there should be ‘mandatory reporting’ of child abuse by teachers and health workers whereby a criminal penalty for failing to report abuse would be imposed.
Statutory guidelines are already in place for professionals with established processes for reporting abuse. But would you know what to do? or what your responsibilities are? Education is central to child protection to ensure everyone, who needs to be, is aware of child abuse signs and symptoms, how to be child focused and what procedures to follow when there are concerns.
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