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Challenges faced by professionals working in child sexual abuse multi-sectorial forums: a case of the Victim-Friendly System in Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.author Muridzo, Noel
dc.contributor.author Chikadzi, Victor
dc.contributor.author Kaseke, Edwin
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-13T12:45:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-13T12:45:31Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.issn 0037-8054
dc.identifier.uri
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15270/54-4-672
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11408/3771
dc.description.abstract This article discusses the challenges faced by role players who work with survivors of child sexual abuse within the Victim-Friendly System. The Victim Friendly System represents a confluence of multi-sectorial professional interventions targeting child sexual abuse survivors in Zimbabwe. Professionals involved in the Victim-Friendly System include social workers, medical doctors, nurses, police, as well as role players within the justice system such as magistrates and prosecutors, counsellors, educationists and psychologists. The findings of this qualitative study show that professionals work within the context of a shrinking economy that has given rise to a plethora of challenges that include, among other things, staff and skills shortages, lack of financial and material resources, poor access to proper infrastructure and other logistical constrains. The authors end the paper by discussing recommendations that have policy, administrative and professional implications en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Stellenbosch University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk;Vol. 54; No. 4: p. 452- 468.
dc.subject Social workers en_US
dc.subject Child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject Challenges en_US
dc.subject Victim-Friendly System en_US
dc.subject Zimbabwe en_US
dc.title Challenges faced by professionals working in child sexual abuse multi-sectorial forums: a case of the Victim-Friendly System in Zimbabwe en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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