Petition Update

Cameron says it 'may be time' to introduce mandatory reporting law

Paula Barrow
Manchester, United Kingdom

Jul 9, 2014 — "Should we change the law so that there is a requirement to report and make it a criminal offence not to report?" Mr Cameron said during Prime Minister's Questions. Comments followed the NSPCC's welcome and spectacular U-turn on the mandatory reporting of child abuse earlier today. The NSPCC's initial proposals fall far short of what is required, they currently apply only to residential settings... but this is significant progress and a great indication that public pressure is making a difference. Please do all you can to support the campaign for Daniel's Law whilst media interest is once again at a peak and whilst government is forced to face this important hole in the law, in light of the call for independent inquiries. 108K+ have signed so far, our growing numbers make us simply impossible to ignore...

Cameron hints at abuse law change
Cameron hints at abuse law change
David Cameron has told MPs "it may well be time" to change the law to enforce mandatory reporting of child abuse. It comes after the head of a review into historical allegations of child abuse urged prosecution for people who cover up such crimes.