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dc.contributor.advisorWessels, C.C.
dc.contributor.advisorRyke, E.H.
dc.contributor.authorVan der Schyff, Martha Levina
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-29T09:21:54Z
dc.date.available2014-10-29T09:21:54Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/12062
dc.descriptionPhD (Social Work), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2014en_US
dc.description.abstractThe overall purpose of this research was to develop an inter-agency reporting protocol for the child protection system in the Free State. The aim was to integrate current legislation and policy into this inter-agency reporting protocol to create standardised reporting procedures to ensure effective access to and response from the child protection system for the child in need of care and protection. The thesis comprises six sections: SECTION A: This section comprises the problem statement, the research purpose statement and objectives, the central theoretical statement, the approach to the research, the research methodology, as well as the limitations and restrictions of the research. Furthermore, key words are defined and an explanation of the research report is provided. The problem statement shows that problems have been experienced for quite some time regarding the way reports are being handled within the child protection system. The result is that children in need of care and protection do not have effective access to the child protection system and they don’t get effective response when their cases are reported. Although the rights, interests and wants of the child in need of care and protection are addressed in existing legislation and policy, there is still a problem with the implementation and enforcement of said legislation and policy. SECTION B: This section comprises four consecutive articles: Article 1: Legislation and policy for reporting within the child protection system of South Africa In this article, Phase 1 (problem analysis and project planning) of the intervention model was used. An analysis was made of the existing legislation and policy regulations currently in use in South Africa during reporting at the child protection system. This was done by means of literature analysis. Article 2: Agents, cases, persons and response during reporting at the child protection system In this article, Phase 2 (information gathering) of the intervention model was used. An analysis was made of the stipulations of current legislation and policy in South Africa regarding agents, cases, persons and response that should be kept in mind when developing an interagency reporting protocol for the child protection system. It was done by means of literature analysis. Article 3: Reporting procedures and protocols from abroad applicable to an inter-agency reporting protocol for the child protection system In this article, Phase 2 (information gathering) of the intervention model was used. The contents of foreign reporting procedures and protocols were analised in an effort to determine what contribution such procedures and protocols can make to the development of an inter-agency reporting protocol for the child protection system. It was done by means of literature analysis. Article 4: An inter-agency reporting protocol for the child protection system in the Free State In this article, Phases 3 (design), 5 (evaluation and advanced development) and 6 (dissemination) of the intervention model were used. The researcher used the information that came to the fore during the literature analysis in Phases 1 and 2 of the intervention model, to design an inter-agency reporting protocol and flow charts for the child protection system in the Free State. The suitability of this protocol was tested by means of semi-structured interviews with the agents responsible for handling reports within the child protection system. The qualitative data obtained from this was used for the further development of an inter-agency reporting protocol for the child protection system in the Free State. SECTION C: This section comprises a summary of the collective findings and conclusions that came to the fore during the research, whereafter recommendations were being made. SECTION D: This section comprises the various appendices used during the research. SECTION E: This section comprises a complete list of references. SECTION F: This section comprises the final inter-agency reporting protocol for the child protection system in the Free State.en_US
dc.language.isootheren_US
dc.subjectInteragentskapen_US
dc.subjectAanmeldingsprotokolen_US
dc.subjectKinderbeskermingstelselen_US
dc.subjectVrystaaten_US
dc.subjectInter-agencyen_US
dc.subjectReportingen_US
dc.subjectProtocolen_US
dc.subjectChild protection system, Free Stateen_US
dc.title'n Interagentskap-aanmeldingsprotokol vir die kinderbeskermingstelsel in die Vrystaatafr
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeDoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10063439 - Wessels, Cornelia Cecilia (Supervisor)
dc.contributor.researchID10066071 - Ryke, Elizabeth Hermina (Supervisor)


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