Failure to Report Child Abuse Could Land You in Prison, Says Minister
Byline: Niamh Lyons Political Correspondent
ANYONE who knowingly fails to report child abuse could be jailed under new laws being drafted by the Children's Minister.
Frances Fitzgerald says strict sanctions will be imposed on those who fail to co-operate with the mandatory reporting of the exploitation or neglect of children.
The Children First guidelines, a 160-page document outlining child protection measures, were first published in 1999 but have never been made obligatory.
But the minister has plans to put the document on a statutory footing and said a range of tough punishments will be imposed on those who fail to comply.
She said: …
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Publication information: Article title: Failure to Report Child Abuse Could Land You in Prison, Says Minister. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: July 7, 2011. Page number: 17. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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