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Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect consultation - Law Society response

19 October 2016

Consultation response: Reporting child abuse and neglect

Law Society responds to consultation on reporting child abuse and neglect.

The Law Society has responded to government proposals to introduce a new duty to report or to act on a variety of professionals.

The Society cautions against the introduction of wide ranging duties, which could carry criminal sanctions and lead to high volumes of unsubstantiated reports.

Read the full response below.

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