Child protection training for professionals to improve reporting of child abuse and neglect (Protocol)

Mathews, Ben, Walsh, Kerryann, Coe, Sandra, Kenny, Maureen C., & Vagenas, Dimitrios (2015) Child protection training for professionals to improve reporting of child abuse and neglect (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015(6), Art. No.: CD011775.

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Abstract

Child abuse and neglect results in significant costs for children and communities. As a core public health strategy, diverse professional groups are required by law and policy in many jurisdictions to report suspected cases. Numerous different training initiatives appear to have been developed and implemented for professionals but there is little evidence regarding the precise training components and mechanisms that improve reporting of child abuse and neglect both generally, for specific professions, and for distinct types of child abuse and neglect. To enhance reporting practice, designers of training programmes require detailed information about what programme features will offer greatest benefit. A systematic review which identifies the effectiveness of different training approaches will advance the evidence base and develop a clearer understanding of optimal training content and methods. In addition, it will provide policymakers with a means by which to assess whether current training interventions are congruent with what is demonstrated to be effective. It will also inform future research, public policy, and professional practice in this field.

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ID Code: 86215
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Reviews and Protocols published in the Cochrane Library are free to access 12 months after the publication date.
Keywords: Child abuse and neglect, Identification and reporting, Professional development and training, Systematic review, Optimal early intervention
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011775
ISSN: 1469-493X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Promotion (111712)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Cochrane Collaboration
Deposited On: 04 Aug 2015 22:59
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 22:42

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