Survivors criticise ‘abhorrent’ failure to act on child sexual abuse inquiry

The Guardian [London, England]

February 5, 2024

By Haroon Siddique

Survivors and campaigners have criticised the failure to introduce mandatory reporting for child sexual abuse in England more than 15 months after it was one of the key recommendations by a public inquiry.

None of the recommendations of the seven-year independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) has yet been implemented by the UK government, including for people working in positions of trust who fail to report allegations of abuse to face criminal sanctions.