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510, 2021

Home Office: Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy 2021 | No strategy, few proposals and little money

Published January 2021 A claim repeated by Home Secretaries of all stripes The critique uses our default two column format [...]

2107, 2021

Review of : “The Scale and nature of child abuse” by The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse | Its value is limited

Before commenting on the report which was released on 9th June 2021,  it is necessary to make you aware that the ‘Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse’  is entirely funded by the Home Office which is trenchantly against the introduction of well-designed mandatory reporting of known and suspected child sexual abuse by those working in Regulated Activities (“RA”). […]

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412, 2016

Signs the Government is increasingly panicked over calls for the introduction of Mandatory Reporting – #FAabuse

Child sexual abuse in football has certainly stirred interest in the absence of law to report known and suspected abuse. [...]

2711, 2016

Abuse in Football – that sofa on VictoriaLIVE and the positive impact it *could* have on safeguarding

The public disclosure by Andy Woodward of child sexual abuse perpetrated on him by Barry Bennell when Andy was an 11 year old junior at Crewe Alexandra has had a dramatic effect on the public thinking and football. The exclusive story in The Guardian ‘It was the softer weaker boys he targeted’ on the 16th November, combined with Andy’s appearance on VictoriaLIVE the following day could improve safeguarding for the better.  Abuse in football, and sport generally, has finally emerged into the daylight. Mandate Now and others contributed to the programme on this important day. […]