Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1987

Volume 12 Issue 4

Child Abuse: Appearing in Court

Christopher R. Goddard


1 Department of Social Work, Clayton, Vic. 3168, Monash University

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A broader range of health and welfare workers are now expected to appear in court in child abuse and neglect cases. This article examines some of the reasons for tensions between lawyers and welfare workers. The paper is written to assist workers in preparing for court, and includes guidance on writing reports and dealing with cross-examination.

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