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    Default *Spin Off* Do you agree with 'Mandatory Reporting'?

    After reading another thread and seeing some people don't agree with mandatory reporting, to which I agree I was a little shocked at, it got me wondering if this was a somewhat popular opinion.

    So, do you agree with mandatory reporting? Yes? No? Why/why not?

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    Yes I agree with it.

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    Personally, yes, I do agree with mandatory reporting. I see it as a necessary step to help catch those that are at a real risk.

    Obviously there are going to be tragic cases where people are reported when there is no real concern, but when there are just so many cases that slip through the cracks, I feel it is in the best interests of those cases, that everyone who raises a flag, whether justified or not, is reported.

    I understand that brings turmoil to many people and families if they are reported when they are of no risk, but if mandatory reporting catches people who would otherwise 'fly under the radar', isn't it worth it? I believe so.

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    100% agree. It can mean the difference between life or death for a child. I don't know how anyone can be opposed to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitrusRain View Post
    Didn't read the other thread but yes, I agree with it. What were the reasons for not agreeing with it?
    There were incidences of people/families being reported due to the mandatory reporting rules, when they were of no actual risk. Which meant they went through feelings of embarrassment, anger, guilt and felt they had to justify themselves to the relevant agencies to prove they weren't abusive. Which left them feeling as though mandatory reporting shouldn't happen.

    Well, that was my take on the conversation, anyway!

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    Yes, of course. Someone needs to be the voice for those in vulnerable situations. It's utterly silly to not have mandatory reporting.

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    I do agree with mandatory reporting because sometimes those too close to the situation can't see what is really happening, or are unable to act out of fear...or for so many other reasons.

    I don't know what happens when a report has been investigated and the matter cleared but I would hope in that situation any records would reflect that.

    ETA, I would naturally hate to be reported and have my parenting and our lifestyle scrutinised because I haven't done anything wrong, but I would think my short term embarrasment/inconvenience would be a small price to pay if the system effectively protects even one little life.
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    Yes absolutely.

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    I'm completely for it.
    Even if it's a one-off occasion, it needs to be noted in case it does ever happen again. Also, when people do make reports they don't know whether you have 0 or 100 previous reports against you.

    It's terrible that reports get made that end up being false, but isn't it better to be over cautious than to not report and something tragic happens?

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