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Ben Mathews

Journal article

Reports of child sexual abuse of boys and girls: Longitudinal trends over a 20-year period in Victoria, Australia

Although prevalence studies show girls are more frequently sexually abused than boys, a significant proportion of boys also experience child sexual abuse (CSA). The challenges for public policy are amplified for boys due to less developed public and professional sensitisation to boys’ experiences, conceptions of...
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Scoping study for research into prevalence of child sexual abuse in Australia

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission) is inquiring into how institutions have engaged with and responded to allegations and instances of institutional child sexual abuse. Key to this inquiry is the need to generate an understanding of the...
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Child abuse and neglect: a socio-legal study of mandatory reporting in Australia (report prepared for the NT government)

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 groups...
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Child abuse and neglect: a socio-legal study of mandatory reporting in Australia (report prepared for the Queensland government)

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 different...
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Child abuse and neglect: a socio-legal study of mandatory reporting in Australia (report prepared for the South Australian government)

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 reporter...