Mandatory reporting of child abuse in South Africa : legislation explored
CITATION: Hendricks, M. L. 2014. Mandatory reporting of child abuse in South Africa: legislation explored. South African Medical Journal, 104(8):550-552, doi:10.7196/SAMJ.8110.
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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.