Australian teachers and the law of mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse : developments and problems
Mathews, Benjamin P., Walsh, Kerryann M., & , (2006) Australian teachers and the law of mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse : developments and problems. In International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, 10-13 July 2006, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The evolution of mandatory reporting laws requiring Australian teachers to report child sexual abuse has a chequered history. Broadly, there now are three different legislative models in Australia’s eight jurisdictions, with six having a strong reporting duty, one having a uniquely restricted duty, and one having no reporting duty. Little empirical research has been conducted into the impact of the different laws on reporting practice, although the research that has been done indicates problems that may produce significant numbers of unjustified reports, and significant occurrences of failure to report deserving cases. Research needs to be done to thoroughly assess the impact of the different laws on reporting practice, and to assess teacher preparation and reporting practice throughout Australia.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Child sexual abuse, Teachers, Legislative duties to report, Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||16 Feb 2009 05:03|
|Last Modified:||12 Feb 2015 01:49|
Repository Staff Only: item control page