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Family Matters article

September 2001

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The maltreatment of children has occurred through history. This article gives an overview of the development of child protection and efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. It highlights the cyclical nature of the evolution of child protection services, noting that many of the current approaches have been tried a number of times over the last 150 years and look likely to be re-applied in the next few decades.

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