Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 2018.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Shadow Minister (Education) 12:00 am, 28th November 2018

My constituent Matthew is one of those very brave people who have waived their anonymity around abuse they suffered at the hands of a member of the Church of England. The Prime Minister will be very aware of the harrowing evidence coming out of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, which could have been prevented if a law on mandatory reporting had been in place. International evidence shows that, when introduced, mandatory reporting doubles the number of children placed in safety. Will the Prime Minister commit to protect children and introduce mandatory reporting across all institutions, including the Church of England?