Confidentiality in child protection cases: who benefits?

Ainsworth, Frank, and Hansen, Patricia (2010) Confidentiality in child protection cases: who benefits? Children Australia, 35 (3). pp. 11-17.

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Abstract

The identity of the mandatory reporter and the naming of children and families is protected from disclosure by legislation however this may not be in interests of the child or the general public - increased risk of false, mistaken or careless notifications - closed courts reduce transparency and accountability of the Children's Court and authorities - removal of the rules of evidence results in biased, inaccurate reports by caseworkers.

Item ID: 22908
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 1035-0772
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 01:42
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160703 Social Program Evaluation @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940105 Childrens/Youth Services and Childcare @ 100%
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