Mandatory reporting is long overdue in this country. Parents will probably be shocked to learn that that such legislation does not already exist. Staff who suspect abuse may report it, but face no sanction for failing to report.....As a result of non existence of law, staff who do report are whistleblowers and have no statutory protection when speaking out in the most challenging of circumstances.
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There will be a few showers in the north tonight but it will become dry for most, with a risk of frost and fog, especially in the south.
Showers continuing in the north, but clear spells in the south before low cloud develops giving fog over the hills.
An 88-year-old woman has died after a hit and run in Birmingham.