In an interview with The Independent on Sunday, Ms Cooper said that the problem was wider than the historic cases uncovered through the Jimmy Savile scandal and the abuse of hundreds of children in Rotherham.
She said that “children’s voices” must be heard by organisations which had failed to act in the past, and pledged that a Labour government would make the reporting of abuse a legal requirement..
“We need to introduce mandatory reporting so that no institution can ever be tempted to think that the reputation of the institution matters more than the protection of the child … there has to be a stronger obligation to report and to act.”
Labour has included mandatory reporting in the party’s pre-election manifesto and has also said it will set up a cross-Whitehall unit to tackle child protection. "
(The first petition doesn't apply directly to JW's, but worth posting anyway.)
Want to do something other than just talk about the issue of mandatory reporting?
"7,361 supporters. 139 needed to reach 7,500"
And this one...
A petition from the campaign to
Mandate Child Molestation Reporting In All Religious Faiths:
2,637 more needed