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Message ID: 9542
Date: 2014-02-09

Author:Fiona Arney

Subject:RE: Mandated Reporting for ALL CITIZENS

Dear Sandy The Northern Territory in Australia is the only jurisdiction which currently mandates all adults to report suspected child abuse and neglect (and also all family and domestic violence) – see http://www.aifs.gov.au/cfca/pubs/factsheets/a141787/index.html. Despite this expansion in mandated notifiers, the Northern Territory still maintains the same pattern as other jurisdictions in Australia with regard to who is making notifications (i.e, predominantly police, education and health professionals) suggesting that the legislation has not had a large impact on community based reporting – see Appendices A3 and A4 of Child Protection Australia 2011-12 http://www.aihw.gov.au/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=60129542752 Associate Professor Ben Mathews from Queensland University of Technology http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/matthewb/ is also leading comparative research of mandatory reporting across jurisdictions in Australia and hopefully can help with your enquiry Regards Fiona Professor Fiona Arney Director Australian Centre for Child Protection University of South Australia Level 2, Hawke Research Institute 20 Arthur Lemon Avenue Underdale, SA 5032 GPO Box 2471 Adelaide SA 5001 Ph 08 8302 2918 Fax 08 8302 2953 Mobile 0435962898 fiona.arney@unisa.edu.au www.unisa.edu.au/childprotection Internal postcode UND-03 From: bounce-112462098-6840779@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-112462098-6840779@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Sandy Wurtele Sent: Thursday, 6 February 2014 5:51 AM To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu Subject: Mandated Reporting for ALL CITIZENS I’m searching for pros/cons of requiring all citizens to report suspected child abuse and neglect. Any resources/research/opinion pieces would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Sandy Sandy K. Wurtele, Ph.D. LAS Associate Dean for Community Partnerships & Programs Professor, Department of Psychology Director, Service-Learning Internship & Community Engagement Center (SLICE) University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Phone: 719-255-4150 Fax: 719-255-4166 Email: swurtele@uccs.edu Website: www.sandywurtele.com Be the change you wish to see in the world. Gandhi

Dear Sandy The Northern Territory in Australia is the only jurisdiction which currently mandates all adults to report suspected child abuse and neglect (and also all family and domestic violence) – see http://www.aifs.gov.au/cfca/pubs/factsheets/a141787/index.html. Despite this expansion in mandated notifiers, the Northern Territory still maintains the same pattern as other jurisdictions in Australia with regard to who is making notifications (i.e, predominantly police, education and health professionals) suggesting that the legislation has not had a large impact on community based reporting – see Appendices A3 and A4 of Child Protection Australia 2011-12 http://www.aihw.gov.au/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=60129542752 Associate Professor Ben Mathews from Queensland University of Technology http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/matthewb/ is also leading comparative research of mandatory reporting across jurisdictions in Australia and hopefully can help with your enquiry Regards Fiona Professor Fiona Arney Director Australian Centre for Child Protection University of South Australia Level 2, Hawke Research Institute 20 Arthur Lemon Avenue Underdale, SA 5032 GPO Box 2471 Adelaide SA 5001 Ph 08 8302 2918 Fax 08 8302 2953 Mobile 0435962898 fiona.arneyunisa.edu.au www.unisa.edu.au/childprotection Internal postcode UND-03 From: bounce-112462098-6840779list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-112462098-6840779list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Sandy Wurtele Sent: Thursday, 6 February 2014 5:51 AM To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu Subject: Mandated Reporting for ALL CITIZENS I’m searching for pros/cons of requiring all citizens to report suspected child abuse and neglect. Any resources/research/opinion pieces would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Sandy Sandy K. Wurtele, Ph.D. LAS Associate Dean for Community Partnerships & Programs Professor, Department of Psychology Director, Service-Learning Internship & Community Engagement Center (SLICE) University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Phone: 719-255-4150 Fax: 719-255-4166 Email: swurteleuccs.edu Website: www.sandywurtele.com Be the change you wish to see in the world. Gandhi