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Child sexual abuse revisited

Gavin Andrews, Bronwyn Gould and Justine Corry
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (10): 458-459.

Notification of abuse should trigger initiatives to prevent further abuse and ameliorate adverse consequences

There has been concern recently in Australia about the sexual abuse of children by those in authority. Clearly, we expect such people to behave better. However, child sexual abuse is much more likely to involve the ordinary people comprising a child's family and their friends.

  • Gavin Andrews1
  • Bronwyn Gould2
  • Justine Corry3

  • 1 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, Sydney, NSW.
  • 3 WHO Collaborating Centre on Evidence and Health Policy in Mental Health, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: gavina@crufad.unsw.edu.au

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