Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1982

Volume 7 Issue 3

The School, Teachers and Child Abuse

Simon Petrie

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Simon Petrie

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Recent proposed changes to family welfare legislation in Queensland (Parliamentary White Paper, 1981) include consideration of the extension of the mandatory reporting of cases of suspected child abuse or neglect, to encompass occupational groups other than medical practitioners. At the present time, only medical practitioners are obliged to report cases of abuse or neglect, under Section 76K of the Health Act (1937–1979) and Amendment Act (1980), Division XI B - maltreatment of children.

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