The Kanagawa-based Child Maltreatment Prevention Centre is calling for a radical rethink of child care services in Japan, including a revamp of the system of social workers employed by local authorities. File photo: Shutterstock The Kanagawa-based Child Maltreatment Prevention Centre is calling for a radical rethink of child care services in Japan, including a revamp of the system of social workers employed by local authorities. File photo: Shutterstock
The Kanagawa-based Child Maltreatment Prevention Centre is calling for a radical rethink of child care services in Japan, including a revamp of the system of social workers employed by local authorities. File photo: Shutterstock

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The Kanagawa-based Child Maltreatment Prevention Centre is calling for a radical rethink of child care services in Japan, including a revamp of the system of social workers employed by local authorities. File photo: Shutterstock The Kanagawa-based Child Maltreatment Prevention Centre is calling for a radical rethink of child care services in Japan, including a revamp of the system of social workers employed by local authorities. File photo: Shutterstock
The Kanagawa-based Child Maltreatment Prevention Centre is calling for a radical rethink of child care services in Japan, including a revamp of the system of social workers employed by local authorities. File photo: Shutterstock
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