To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce a duty on persons in regulated professions to notify the police about possible victims of child sexual abuse.
4 July 2017
The previous Government launched a consultation on reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect on 21 July 2016. This sought views on the introduction of possible new measures including a mandatory reporting duty or a duty to act. The consultation closed on 13 October 2016. The Government has reviewed the consultation responses and will publish its response in due course.