UK: report urges regulation of care staff in children's homes

The final report of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse recommends "introducing the regulation of care staff working in children’s homes in England and young offender institutions and secure training centres in England and Wales." The report also recommends that all professionals should be legally mandated to report child sexual abuse and face criminal sanctions for failure to do so. Mandated reporters would include police officers, social workers, family court advisers, foster carers, children’s home staff, teachers and healthcare staff working with children.

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