Child abuse and neglect: A socio-legal study of mandatory reporting in Australia: Report for Australian Government Department of Social Services

2 January 2019

Child abuse and neglect: A socio-legal study of mandatory reporting in Australia: Report for Australian Government Department of Social Services

This report presents the results of data analyses of official government data on the reporting of different types of child abuse and neglect, by different reporter groups (including both mandated reporters such as police, and non-mandated reporters), over the decade 2003-12 in each State and Territory and identifies the key findings which can inform enhancements to law, policy and practice.

02 January 2019