Having met Mr Gove on 27th February 14 and presented the case for Mandatory Reporting, Tom returned to Portcullis House and met with Tom Watson MP to discuss the importance of this legislation to a functioning child (and vulnerable adult) protection system.

Seven weeks later in topical questions to the Secretary of State for Education, Tom Watson asked about research into mandatory reporting which elicited a very positive reply from Mr Gove about the principle of mandatory reporting in Regulated Activities.

You can see Mr Gove’s reply here and this Times article appeared following their exchange in the House.