On 10 July 2012, the GMC issued advice to doctors to help them better protect children who are at risk of harm; Protecting children and young people: the responsibilities of all doctors. Doctors who take action to protect children from abuse or neglect will be protected by the GMC even if they are wrong, providing concerns are deemed "reasonable". The guidance states: "It is vital that all doctors have the confidence to act if they believe that a child or young person may be being abused or neglected.” A two-year long working group chaired by senior family judge the Rt Hon Lord Justice Thorpe produced the guidance after hearing evidence from a range of child protection experts. UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS has welcomed the guidance saying that it will serve to give doctors "clarity and confidence".