Applies to England
In its final report the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) recommended that the government introduce a legal requirement for certain people to report child sexual abuse.
The Home Office published a call for evidence on the implementation of such a duty on 22 May 2023, which concluded on 14 August. This sought views on how a duty to report child sexual abuse might affect children, organisations, workplaces and volunteers.
The government is launching this consultation to set out proposals for creating a mandatory reporting duty and to test opinion on a small but significant number of undecided policy questions.
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