Multidisciplinary Teams

Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) are formed before a school or organization faces an allegation of abuse. They are composed of internal child protection designates or team (CPD/CPT) and external representatives from legal, medical, emotional and social support agencies grounded in local law and trauma-informed care.

AISA advises clear guidelines should be in place when a MDT is involved in a case of abuse (such as for serious physical abuse, all sexual abuse, or when caregivers don’t respond to school-based child protection team recommendations).