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Duty to Report Child Abuse

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That BCCPAC request the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Education to amend the 2002 revision to Child, Family and Community Service Act (RSBC 1996) Chapter 46 Section 3 Division 1:13 (1), 14(1), concerning child abuse, in order to make it clear that it is everyone’s responsibility to report all child abuse to Child Protection Workers regardless of who is the abuser;
And for the Ministries to provide training for teachers, staff, parents and students in recognizing and reporting child abuse. Following the training, a District Policy on Child Abuse should then be developed jointly by the RCMP, School District, Child Protection Workers, Educators, Parents through DPAC and students consistent with one developed collaboratively at the provincial level by a similar group.

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