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Should it be illegal not to report child abuse?

Should it be illegal not to report child abuse?

It should be illegal not to report child abuse, victims have told the child abuse inquiry at the start of its investigation into boarding schools.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse heard of an "overwhelming body of evidence" to support the introduction of "mandatory reporting".

The inquiry was given a summary of past emotional, physical and sexual abuse at private residential schools.

A senior IICSA lawyer warned that such abuse could happen again.

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