On the 20th of October 2022, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse released a final report that shows the “extent and depth” of abuse in England and Wales and makes a series of recommendations.
“The report makes many recommendations, some of which – like a national redress scheme funded by government and local authorities – will be extremely difficult to implement in the current economic and political environment. Politicians will have to show real leadership to make this report have any real impact.”
On the recommendations on Mandatory Reporting of CSA, Alan said,
“I am concerned that some of the caveats listed by the report will create “loopholes and exceptions” that will weaken the intent of any new law.”
The Mandatory Reporting (MR) recommendations are not comprehensive enough. For example, the report confines MR to individuals such as police officers and social workers who will be mandated to report CSA.