Those who fail to report or follow up on suspected child abuse must be subject to professional sanctions and civil claims, writes Kathleen Hallisey

The government consultation ‘Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect’ states: ‘The main objective of child protection policy is to create a child protection system which works as effectively as possible to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. Where abuse does occur, the aim is to ensure that this is identified as soon as possible and that the right action is taken to protect the child or children involved and prevent further harm from occurring.&...

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25 Oct 2016 | Practice Area