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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Abstract

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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ID Code: 91654
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: child neglect, diverse nature, consequences, causes, merits of mandatory reporting of neglect, critical analysis, problems with child neglect reporting
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9685-9_12
ISBN: 9789401796842
ISSN: 2211-9701
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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