– Pete Saunders, Chief Executive of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, (NAPAC)
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.
A man who raped a girl in a nursery had ‘a special relationship’ with the child, which Ofsted and a council knew about, according to a new report.