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The complex challenges of child protection work
3rd Sep 2015
The Adelaide Advertiser has published the letter by SA President Dr Mary Hood responding to the suggestion by the Minister of Child Protection Reform about separating the roles of supporting struggling parents and investigating and removing children at risk.
In it, Dr Hood says one of the most complex challenges of child protection work is to develop a relationship with parents that encourages them to change while at the same time holding the authority to condemn their attempts.