Tonight I will be writing to Nick Clegg on the matter of a national debate on Daniel’s Law, as recommended by the Coventry SCR.The article below is balanced and illustrates the great support that is now building for Daniel’s Law – we have put mandatory reporting on the government radar, this is an important achievement. None of the arguments against stack up – no one at Daniel’s school reported their concerns to the Local Authority Designated Officer, which guidance recommends (but does not require) as correct procedure.
The critical issue in Daniel’s case was clearly the failure to report. Communication issues are secondary, but easier for Ministers to focus on since no govt intervention is required. This is only the beginning. Write to your MP, promote the petition (now at 56,500) and demand the national debate we need!
People working with children MUST report.