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Care Leavers get access to their records

ACAL, News

ACAL has participated in a campaign to get care leavers better access to care records.  This articles appeared in th Guardian explaining the problem, and what steps are being taken to improve Local Authority guidance on the subject. “Adults who … Continue reading

March 2014 Newsletter

ACAL, Newsletter

In this edition you will find:- President’s Report Clearing the Fog: What Durham v Dunn means for Social Care Experts. by Patrick Ayre Breaking the Silence, by Duncan Craig, CEO, Survivors Manchester An apology should be a legal remedy in … Continue reading

Irish Case finds state to blame


Irish woman Louise O’Keeffe, who yesterday won a landmark case against the Irish State, said the ruling meant the Department of Education “must protect children in schools”. The European Court of Human Rights ruled this morning that the State had … Continue reading

Caldicott Headmaster convicted of abusing former pupils


Roland Peter Wright, 83, of Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, was found guilty of abusing five boys aged between eight and 13 by an Amersham Crown Court jury. He had denied 10 charges of indecent assault and two of indecency with … Continue reading

Not reporting child abuse ‘should be criminal offence’

ACAL, News

ACAL are supporting a campaign to make mandatory reporting a criminal offence. This evening on Panorama at 8.30pm the subject is debated on TV. Keir Starmer appears to be supporting us, but some of the children’s charities are against it, … Continue reading

‘Without Mandatory Reporting credible and reliable child protection is undeliverable.’ say charities.

ACAL, News, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE Embargoed: 00.01 Monday 4 November 2013 Failing to report child abuse in a school, hospital, church, or sports club operated by a national body is not a crime in England, Wales and Scotland, although it is in Northern … Continue reading

Care Leaver’s Association Press Release calls for better disclosure of records

News, Press Releases

The following is a Press Release issued by the Access fo Care Records Campaign Group, which is supported by ACAL It’s my journey: it’s my life, it’s my identity! A call for legislative change for Care Leavers. Members of the … Continue reading

October 2013 Newsletter

ACAL, Newsletter

In this edition you will find President’s Report Case Report from New Zealand by Sonja Cooper For Churches the only way forward is to look back and deal with the past by Simon Bass Cases involving street grooming and exploitation: … Continue reading

Mandatory Reporting Press Release launched by Survivor Charites

ACAL, News, Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE 19 July 2013 Reporting child abuse is discretionary in the UK. ‘Law must change’ say charities NAPAC (the National Association for People Abused in Childhood) is leading a coalition of charities in the call for legislation to introduce … Continue reading

ACAL supports Mandate Now Petition

ACAL, Members, News

ACAL has agreed to support a campaign to make the failure to report abuse a criminal offence, or to put it another way “make mandatory reporting a crime”. Sign the campaign now, which can be found on the Change.org website … Continue reading

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