2702, 2015

Recent Coverage Media Contributions around The Disappointing DoH Lampard Review Published on 26/2/15

February 27th, 2015|



1609, 2014

Addenbrooke’s Hospital – Dr Myles Bradbury

September 16th, 2014|

The holy trinity for perpetrators is power, secrecy, and opportunity. There is no better place for a perpetrator to operate than a Regulated Activity children are usually present in great numbers and grooming can be undertaken in open sight and with confidence because of the position they hold. Dr Myles Bradbury was a model example as this article from the BBC shows. He worked at the hospital for four years, yet it took a rare disclosure from a child to his parent for his Bradbury’s grim deception to be exposed. Why it did not come to light sooner and perhaps as a result of a staff report, we will unlikely ever learn.

Mandate Now was interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridge:

907, 2014

NSPCC Statement proposed – Criminalising the Cover up of ‘known’ Child Abuse

July 9th, 2014|

The NSPCC announced an alleged change of position on Mandatory Reporting on the Radio 4 Today programme. This was widely misreported as James of O’Brien of LBC discovered when he interviewed MandateNow just three hours later. Unfortunately the NGO did not issue a contemporaneous press release which merely contributed to the disorder :

2706, 2014

Department of Health Report (Savile) Kate Lampard

June 27th, 2014|

MandateNow interview with BBC Radio London on the need for Mandatory Reporting following the release of the Department of Health report into the activities of Savile authored by Kate Lampard (Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor). 

2606, 2014

Department of Health release the report by Lampard – BBC interview

June 26th, 2014|

The Department of Health released the Lampard review into the activities of Savile at Leeds General Infirmary and Broadmoor. Tom was invited to comment on child (and vulnerable adult) protection in these settings which it is claimed is much improved:

2403, 2014

Tom Watson MP questions Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove about Mandatory Reporting

March 24th, 2014|

Tom Watson MP, a supporter of Mandatory Reporting in Regulated Activities, made a statement in the House about the appalling safeguarding failures at Stanbridge Earls School in Hampshire and asked: “Will Ministers now urgently consider adequate research into the funding of mandatory reporting in regulated settings?”

Mr Gove replied: “I have had the opportunity, in a different context, to talk to one victim of abuse who, I have to say, made a compelling case for mandatory reporting in a regulated setting.”

On the 25th March the St Pauls + Colet Court child abuse case was reported in the Times and this article which you can read in full here, accompanied the piece.