Wait, where's the evidence on mandatory reporting?

There are no prospective controlled trials, cohort studies or case-control studies

Mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse has existed for more than 50 years in Australia, so it’s strange there are no quantitative studies evaluating its effectiveness in protecting children, paediatricians noted recently.

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Professor David Isaacs, the lead author of an article on the subject in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, is a man familiar with ethical dilemmas, having gone out on a limb to champion the rights of asylum-seekers detained off-shore on Nauru.

According to Professor