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Watch QUT’s Professor Kerryann Walsh explain why reporting suspected child abuse and neglect is so important.

School staff are among the most common sources of child abuse and neglect reports. Australian teachers send more notifications to child protection services than any other professional group, apart from police.

Welcome back to the course. This week, we will cover the following topics:

  • Why is it so important to report child abuse and neglect?
  • What influences teachers’ reporting?
  • Do you have a duty to report CAN?
  • How do you know when and what to report?
  • What support is available?
  • How do you teach children to protect themselves?
  • How do you work with statutory child protection agencies and other professionals?

In this video, I will explain why reporting child abuse and neglect is so important and how you can make a difference to children’s lives and learning.

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