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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Former Loughborough magistrate Zaher Somani has been sentenced to 3-and-a-half years in jail for a £250,000 tax fraud.
Remaining cold with sunny spells and further scattered rain and sleet showers.
Another cold feeling afternoon. There will be a scattering of wintry showers, but snow mainly confined to hills.