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Your mum can certainly report it, and you would think that the principle can and will now that he witnessed this happening.
Ive never heard that the child needs to say something for it to be reportable by a person in a duty of care position.
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:no: that is so sad.
What state are you in?
In QLD principals are mandatory reporters and that principal would be obliged to report what he witnessed to the Dept of Child Safety.
In other states teachers are the mandatory reporters. I would assume that someone who witnessed this would be a mandatory reporter.
Thing is the Dept of Child Safety usually don't investigate until they get a few notifications about one child/family so I would encourage your Mother to report what she witnessed to! She can even do it anonymously via a hotline.
ALL children deserve to be safe in an envrionment that is loving and provides for them. Sure sounds like this little boy doesn't have that! :no::(
One of THOSE mums!
That poor boy!
I can't believe the school couldn't say anything earlier.
If that is the way the child is treated in public I don't even want to imagine how he is treated behind closed doors!
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In Qld the school or parents or anyone in the community can report anything they see like that. I've reported people in this street and recently one child has been taken into the care of someone else, although it's taken 3 broken bones in less than a year before she was removed and the babies have been left with the parents still, only the older child was removed.
Total BS about them needing the kid to say something before a report can be made - mandatory reports can be based on other evidence and you have described sufficient before today's incident.
Today's incident should also be reported.
However, if I was a teacher at that school I would pretend that I never made the report and would tell anyone asking exactly what the staff at that school said. They don't need to advertise that a report is made, and thgere have been times when I pretended that I never made a report and needed more info when in reality I had made a report.
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