The decision making processes adopted by rurally located mandated professionals when child abuse or neglect is suspected

Karen Francis, Ysanne Chapman, Kenneth Sellick, Ainsley James, Maureen Miles, Janet Jones, Julie Grant

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Abstract

The reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect is a mandated role of medical doctors, nurses, police and teachers in Victoria, Australia. This paper reports on a research study that sought to explicate how mandated professionals working in rural Victorian contexts identify a child/ren at risk and the decisions they make subsequently.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-69
Number of pages12
JournalContemporary Nurse
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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