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PE01551: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

Justice

Petitioner: Scott Pattinson

Status:
Lodged

Date Lodged: 21 January 2015

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce legislation that makes it a criminal offence to fail to report child abuse.

Petition History:

Summary:

17 March 2015: The Committee took evidence from Scott Pattinson. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the Child Protection and Safeguarding Consultancy, UNICEF, Shelter, Barnardo's Scotland, COSLA, the Care Inspectorate and Children 1st. Link to Official Report 17 March 2015

26 May 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 26 May 2015

22 September 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 22 September 2015

8 December 2015: The Committee agreed to write to the UK Government. Link to Official Report 8 December 2015

9 February 2016: The Committee agreed to include the petition in its legacy paper for consideration by the Session 5 Public Petitions Committee. In doing so, the Committee agreed to ask the Scottish Government to provide an update on its position once further details about the UK Government’s consultation are available. Link to Official Report 9 February 2016    

27 October 2016: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government and the UK Government. Link to Official Report 27 October 2016

19 January 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 19 January 2017

30 March 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Govenment. Official Report

15 June 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Childcare and Early Years. Link to the Official Report 15 June 2017

9 November 2017: The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Childcare and Early Years. Link to Official Report 9 November 2017

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