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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.

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