PE01551: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse Petitioner: Scott Pattinson

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PE01551: Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

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   

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