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The disparity in The Reporting Process

Cultural awareness and critical thinking are key skills for a community that takes responsibility for the safety and well-being of children. Both require continual self-reflection.

While reflecting on the biases and prejudices that lead to disparities can be uncomfortable, it is essential to understanding our collective role in preventing the under-and over-representation of children in care by:

  • Being aware of the cultural differences between families and in parenting 

  • Being aware of one’s own biases

  • Valuing the importance of culture in a child’s life

While it is important to be aware of disproportionality and disparity,  if you have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is the victim of abuse, you should report.

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