College of Teachers issues advice on the reporting of child abuse

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2015-09-22

The self-regulatory body for Ontario's teaching profession has issued a professional advisory to support teachers' professional judgment to report to a children's aid society when they suspect a child is a victim of abuse or neglect.

The jury in a provincial coroner's inquest into the death of Jeffrey Baldwin –a five-year old Toronto boy who suffered years of mistreatment by his grandparents – recommended that regulatory bodies like the College promote the duty to report to its membership.

The College will release its advice to teachers and encourage dialogue on breaking down barriers to reporting child abuse and neglect. 

Read the advisory here