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The consultation received 768 responses. In addition, we held a roundtable meeting chaired by the then Minister for Vulnerability, Safeguarding and Countering Extremism. The event was held in Rotherham and was attended by victim and survivor groups and key voluntary organisations. We are grateful to everyone who took the time to respond to the consultation and to provide views on these critical issues. Full details are published in the attached document.
This consultation sets out the government’s wide-ranging programme of reform to provide better outcomes for vulnerable children. It seeks views on the possible introduction of one of 2 additional statutory measures:
- a mandatory reporting duty, which would require certain practitioners or organisations to report child abuse or neglect if they knew or had reasonable cause to suspect it was taking place
- a duty to act, which would require certain practitioners or organisations to take appropriate action in relation to child abuse or neglect if they knew or had reasonable cause to suspect it was taking place
The government will consider all responses to the consultation carefully before deciding on next steps.