Submission to Queensland Law Reform Commission WP 73 Review of Child Protection Mandatory Reporting Laws for the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector
Mathews, Benjamin P. & Walsh, Kerryann M. (2015) Submission to Queensland Law Reform Commission WP 73 Review of Child Protection Mandatory Reporting Laws for the Early Childhood Education and Care Sector.
In 2015 the QLRC is conducting an inquiry into whether to extend legislative mandatory reporting duties for physical abuse and sexual abuse to early childhood education and care practitioners. The current legislation does not require these practitioners to report suspected cases of significant harm from physical or sexual absue to child welfare agencies. Based on the literature, and a multidisciplinary analysis, our overall recommendation is that we endorse the extension to selected early childhood education and care practitioners of Queensland’s current mandatory reporting duty in the Child Protection Act 1999 s 13E.
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|Keywords:||Child abuse, Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Mandatory reporting legislation, Early childhood care and education practitioners, Law and social policy, Public health, Empirical evidence, Child protection, Law reform, Early intervention, Queensland Law Reform Commission|
|Subjects:||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 Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 The Authors|
|Deposited On:||15 Nov 2015 23:20|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2015 23:20|
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