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Mandatory reporting of child abuse in South Africa: Legislation explored.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Publication Date
Volume
104
Issue
8
Pages
550–552
Identifiers
DOI: 10.7196/samj.8110
PMID: 25213842
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Legislation concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse in South Africa has been in effect since 2010, with the promulgation of amendment 41 of 2007 to the Children's Act of 2005. This article explores mandatory reporting legislation in an attempt to improve the reporting practices of healthcare professionals in South Africa.

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