Child Abuse and Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia - Report for the ACT Government

Mathews, Benjamin P., Bromfield, Leah, Walsh, Kerryann M., & Vimpani, Graham (2015) Child Abuse and Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia - Report for the ACT Government. Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T.

Abstract

This report presents the results of a study exploring the law and practice of mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect in the Australian Capital Territory. Government administrative data over a decade (2003-2012) were accessed and analysed to map trends in reporting of different types of child abuse and neglect (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect) by different reporter groups (both mandated reporters e.g., police, teachers, doctors, nurses depending on the jurisdiction, and non-mandated reporters e.g., family members, neighbours, depending on the jurisdiction), and the outcomes of these reports (whether investigated, and whether substantiated or not). The study was funded by the Australian Government and administered through the Government of Victoria.

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ID Code: 93708
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: This report is currently not available for distribution but should be accessible through a dedicated website later in 2016.
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Keywords: Child abuse and neglect, Mandatory reporting laws, Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Law and practice, Trends in reporting, Government data analysis, Outcomes of reports, Change over time
ISBN: 9780994187260
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
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
Current > Schools > School of Law
Deposited On: 15 Mar 2016 03:25
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2016 23:00

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