- Forty per cent rise on last year’s figures
- Small number of cases substantiated
- Pressure on teachers to file reports
MORE than 12,000 reports of suspected child abuse were made by Queensland school staff over the past year – and that number is expected to rise.
The Education Department has revealed it is projecting more than 15,000 suspected child harm reports will have been made by staff in both private and state schools for last financial year.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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