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

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

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 website … Continue reading

Review of North Wales Abuse Tribunal calls for evidence

ACAL, Legal, Members, News

The Independent Review of the Waterhouse Tribunal will today publish an Issues Paper calling for views on the scope of the original Inquiry and whether or not it sufficiently investigated specific allegations of child abuse in North Wales care homes. … Continue reading

Abuse lawyers win ground breaking case in local authority cover up

ACAL, Care Homes, Legal, Members, News

President of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, Stockport based Peter Garsden, has today welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling which he believes will have national implications for all local authorities defending child abuse compensation claims. It is a landmark … Continue reading

Review into the Waterhouse Inquiry underway

ACAL, Legal, Members, News

The independent review chaired by Mrs Justice Macur DBE, which will consider the scope of the Waterhouse inquiry and whether any specific allegations of child abuse falling within the terms of the reference were not investigated by the Inquiry, has … Continue reading

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