Reports of Animal Abuse in Child Protection Referrals: A Study of Cases from One South Australian Service

Damien W. Riggs, Naomi G. Baum, Nik Taylor, Jacqui Beall

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Abstract

There is a well-established link between animal- and human-directed violence. Reports of animal abuse in child protection referrals may indicate more severe cases of child abuse. Cross-reporting of abuse is important, both in the context of child protection and animal welfare. ‘There is a well-established link between animal- and human-directed violence’.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalChild Abuse Review
Volume31
Issue number1
Early online date2 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • animal abuse
  • assessment
  • child protection
  • cross-reporting

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