mandatory reporting

Research report

15 Jul 2017

This report summarises the findings of the evaluation of the Multiagency Investigation and Support Team (MIST).

Guide

27 May 2016

This guide oulines legal provisions requiring specified people to report suspected abuse and neglect to government child protection services in Australia.

Mandatory reporting is a term used to describe the legislative requirement imposed on selected classes of people to report suspected cases of child...

Research report

6 Apr 2016

Examines how GP's can respond to men who use violence in their relationships, and takes into account that male perpetrators are not a homogenous group, coming from all socioeconomic and cultural groups.

Background Perpetrators of domestic violence are predominantly men, and victims/survivors are...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Australian Government Department of Social Services is volume 1 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter groups...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the ACT Community Services Directorate (Children, Youth and Families) is volume 2 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services is volume 3 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Northern Territory Department of Children and Families is volume 4 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is volume 5 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the South Australia Department for Education and Child Development is volume 6 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Vicotria Department of Human Services is volume 8 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter groups in...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Western Australia Department for Child Protection and Support is volume 9 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different...

Research report

15 Mar 2016

This report for the Tasmania Department of Health and Human Services is volume 7 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.

This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by different reporter...

Chapter

5 Feb 2015

Grounded in the Australian child welfare context, this chapter posits that modern approaches to child protection reflect a residual approach to social welfare. It charts the broadening of the scope of child protection and discusses both differential response and public health approaches as instrumental reforms....

Journal article

30 Dec 2013

Abstract

This study examined elementary school teachers’ knowledge of their legislative and policy-based reporting duties with respect to child sexual abuse. Data were collected from 470 elementary school teachers from urban and rural government and nongovernment schools in 3 Australian states, which at...

Journal article

20 Sep 2012

This paper presents an evaluation of an instrument to measure teachers’ attitudes toward reporting child sexual abuse and discusses the instrument’s merit for research into reporting practice. Based on responses from 444 Australian teachers, the Teachers’ Reporting Attitude Scale for Child Sexual Abuse was evaluated...

Journal article

15 Jun 2012

The present study considered factors influencing teachers' reporting of child sexual abuse (CSA). Conducted in three Australian jurisdictions with different reporting laws and policies, the study focused on teachers' actual past and anticipated future reporting of CSA. A sample of 470 teachers within randomly selected...

Strategy

1 Jan 2009

All Australian governments have endorsed the first National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 and are committed to implementing the initial actions it contains. It is a long-term, national approach to help protect all Australian children. The National Framework represents an unprecedented level of collaboration...

Journal article

16 Jun 2008

By reporting suspected child abuse and neglect, teachers can make an important contribution to the early detection and prevention of abuse. However, teachers are sometimes reluctant to report their suspicions. This study investigated the determinants of teachers’ reporting behaviour using concepts from the Integrated Change...