What might occur should a health professional fail to notify authorities of a firm and well-founded suspicion of child abuse that they were able to form while going about their official duties?

What might occur should a health professional fail to notify authorities of a firm and well-founded suspicion of child abuse that they were able to form while going about their official duties?

The answer :

A failure to report a firm and well-founded suspicion of child abuse while on official duty amounts to neglect of duty. As such, according to section 11(1) of the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA), the person is liable to a penalty not exceeding $10,000.

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