Further news update on the campaign to introduce a law to make it a statutory obligation on all schools to report all events of alleged abuse to the authorities.
Following Alastair's acceptance speech at the BAFTA's we were contacted by Teacher Tv which resulted in a televised interview which is being broadcast tonight. It is also available on the web http://www.teachers.tv/news/33758
I do not know if there is a geographical limit - let's hope not.
At the end of Alastair's piece, Ed Balls the Secretary of State appears saying he "knew the film was going to win" almost making it sound as though it was his idea - cheeky prat.
But worse than that, and like many politicians, he misled the audience and suggested we were wrong to suggest there is no statutory obligation to report alleged abuse. We are absolutely correct let me tell you. What is more if a school fails to report abuse, there is no sanction on the institution. But it is now all out in the open - and Balls is looking edgy. The genie is out of the Government's counterfeit bottle. I am feeling quite chipper really - he is on the backfoot.