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Suspected child abusers can be told accuser's identity

Suspected child abusers will have the right to learn the identity of the professionals who are now legally obliged to report them.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
20th April, 2014

Suspected child abusers will have the right to learn the identity of the professionals who are now legally obliged to report them. The revelation has raised concerns that professionals who are doing their duty to protect vulnerable children could be subject to intimidation and violence by those accused of carrying out abuse.

Under new legislation, teachers, nurses and childcare staff are legally obliged to report any suspicions that a child is being abused to the...

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