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Message ID: 8950
Date: 2011-09-06

Author:John Devaney

Subject:RE: Is there evidence re benefit or detriment of Mandated Reporting

Dear Toni You might want to read an overview on mandated reporting produced by the NSPCC in the UK in 2007: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/Inform/research/Findings/mandatoryreportingNI_wda51129.html There is also some statistical evidence to support the view that fewer children are dying as a result of abuse and neglect in the UK, and the argument is put forward that this is in part due to improved child protection arrangements: Pritchard, C. and Williams, R. (2010) Comparing Possible ‘Child-Abuse-Related-Deaths’ in England and Wales with the Major Developed Countries 1974–2006: Signs of Progress?. British Journal of Social Work 40(6) 1700-1718 Sidebotham, P., Atkins, B. and Hutton, J.L. (2011) Changes in rates of violent child deaths in England and Wales between 1974 and 2008: an analysis of national mortality data. Archives of Disease in Childhood Online first doi:10.1136/adc.2010.207647 Best wishes John Dr John Devaney School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work Queen's University 6 College Park BELFAST Northern Ireland BT7 1LP Telephone: 0044 (0)28 9097 5907 Email: J.Devaney@qub.ac.uk Webpage: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofSociologySocialPolicySocialWork/Staff/AcademicStaff/JohnDevaney/ From: bounce-38004646-13357841@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-38004646-13357841@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Toni Cavanagh Johnson Sent: 06 September 2011 06:17 To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Is there evidence re benefit or detriment of Mandated Reporting Does anyone know of any research suggesting that our child welfare system saves lives? Or that it otherwise provides benefits to children? I realize that this topic is not necessarily susceptible to clear-cut statistical research (what's the control group?), so I'm even interested in "soft" data or observations. Research showing that system improvements lead to better outcomes for children would also be helpful. So would research indicating that mandated reporting benefits children when compared to voluntary reporting only. I'm thoroughly aware of the needs for improvement in child welfare, but I'd like to be able to respond to a claim that there's no data showing that CPS has reduced fatalities, and no evidence that mandated reporting is beneficial. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101 South Pasadena, California 91030 USA Tel: 626-799-4522 FAX: 818-790-0139 toni@tcavjohn.com www.tcavjohn.com New Game Space Invaders - A Game About Boundaries

Dear Toni You might want to read an overview on mandated reporting produced by the NSPCC in the UK in 2007: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/Inform/research/Findings/mandatoryreportingNI_wda51129.html There is also some statistical evidence to support the view that fewer children are dying as a result of abuse and neglect in the UK, and the argument is put forward that this is in part due to improved child protection arrangements: Pritchard, C. and Williams, R. (2010) Comparing Possible ‘Child-Abuse-Related-Deaths’ in England and Wales with the Major Developed Countries 1974–2006: Signs of Progress?. British Journal of Social Work 40(6) 1700-1718 Sidebotham, P., Atkins, B. and Hutton, J.L. (2011) Changes in rates of violent child deaths in England and Wales between 1974 and 2008: an analysis of national mortality data. Archives of Disease in Childhood Online first doi:10.1136/adc.2010.207647 Best wishes John Dr John Devaney School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work Queen's University 6 College Park BELFAST Northern Ireland BT7 1LP Telephone: 0044 (0)28 9097 5907 Email: J.Devaneyqub.ac.uk Webpage: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofSociologySocialPolicySocialWork/Staff/AcademicStaff/JohnDevaney/ From: bounce-38004646-13357841list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-38004646-13357841list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Toni Cavanagh Johnson Sent: 06 September 2011 06:17 To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Is there evidence re benefit or detriment of Mandated Reporting Does anyone know of any research suggesting that our child welfare system saves lives? Or that it otherwise provides benefits to children? I realize that this topic is not necessarily susceptible to clear-cut statistical research (what's the control group?), so I'm even interested in "soft" data or observations. Research showing that system improvements lead to better outcomes for children would also be helpful. So would research indicating that mandated reporting benefits children when compared to voluntary reporting only. I'm thoroughly aware of the needs for improvement in child welfare, but I'd like to be able to respond to a claim that there's no data showing that CPS has reduced fatalities, and no evidence that mandated reporting is beneficial. Toni Cavanagh Johnson, Ph.D. 1101 Fremont Avenue, Suite 101 South Pasadena, California 91030 USA Tel: 626-799-4522 FAX: 818-790-0139 tonitcavjohn.com www.tcavjohn.com New Game Space Invaders - A Game About Boundaries