About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Mandatory for Youth Workers to Report Incidents of Child Abuse

by Savitha C Muppala on January 6, 2011 at 6:25 PM
Font : A-A+

 Mandatory for Youth Workers to Report Incidents of Child Abuse

In a first ever occurrence, a Northern Territory youth worker is facing a charge of 'indifference' for not reporting the suspected sexual abuse of a child at the appropriate time.

According to reports from the police, the woman in question had allegedly witnessed the sexual abuse of a five-year-old child twice in October and December.

Advertisement

The youth worker had brought this incident to the management's notice only after the second incident.

The Territory's Care and Protection of Children Act stipulates that youth workers must report such incidents of child abuse immediately.  

The youth worker has been summoned to appear in Alice Springs Magistrates Court in the following week.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
Test  Your Knowledge on Heart
Test Your Knowlege on Genes
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Christianson Syndrome 

Most Popular on Medindia

Find a Hospital Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine) Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects A-Z Drug Brands in India Blood Donation - Recipients The Essence of Yoga Iron Intake Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE

×

Mandatory for Youth Workers to Report Incidents of Child Abuse Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests