Mandatory Reporting and the Difficulties Identifying and Responding to Risk of Severe Neglect: A Response Requiring a Rethink
Lonne, Bob (2015) Mandatory Reporting and the Difficulties Identifying and Responding to Risk of Severe Neglect: A Response Requiring a Rethink. In Matthews, Ben & Bross, Donald C. (Eds.) Mandatory Reporting and the Difficulties Identifying and Responding to Risk of Severe Neglect: A Response Requiring a Rethink. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 245-273.
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Neglect of children is a significant social issue worldwide and is typically the most frequently reported form of maltreatment in Western nations, with its severe forms sometimes resulting in significant illness and disablement or death. Yet, paradoxically, it remains ‘neglected’ and largely in the shadow of physical and sexual abuse, often being viewed as less serious despite the real-life consequences of its insidious and compounding nature and the lasting damage it causes to intergenerational familial relationships and the life outcomes of those affected. This chapter explores the many complex forms of child neglect, its causes and impacts and the strategies to prevent it. In particular, a critical standpoint is taken in analysing the rationale and merits of mandatory reporting of neglect and their effects, systemically and for children.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||child neglect, diverse nature, consequences, causes, merits of mandatory reporting of neglect, critical analysis, problems with child neglect reporting|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht|
|Copyright Statement:||The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9685-9_12|
|Deposited On:||06 Jan 2016 22:48|
|Last Modified:||04 Feb 2016 18:44|
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