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Australian laws and policies on child neglect

Mathews, Benjamin P., Bromfield, Leah, & , (2012) Australian laws and policies on child neglect. In World Perspectives on Child Abuse. International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Aurora, Colo., pp. 61-66.

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Abstract

This chapter describes the features of different Australian State and Territory laws and policies about child neglect. It makes observations about three major domains of law and policy: laws about child neglect to enable protection of children who are suffering severe neglect (child protection laws); laws and policies about the provision of services for children and their families when experiencing neglect (support-oriented laws and policies); and criminal laws about child neglect.

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ID Code: 54813
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Child neglect, Australian law and policy, Child protection approaches, Mandatory reporting law and approaches, Differential response, Criminal law of neglect
ISBN: 9780978753030
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Criminal Law and Procedure (180110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Family Law (180113)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Deposited On: 15 Nov 2012 23:50
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 01:52

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