Labour Party Conference: Mandatory child abuse reporting ‘should exclude junior staff’

Monday, 22 Sep 2014

Any plans to introduce a mandatory requirement to report child abuse should only apply to senior staff rather than junior workers, Labour's shadow children's minister has said.

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