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Child Protection and Abuse Prevention online professional learning


Overview

The Department is committed to being a child safe organisation through the prevention, identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect. The Child Protection and Abuse Prevention online professional learning is provided to staff to support this commitment.

 

 

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Who is required complete the online professional learning?

All teaching and support staff, boarding supervisors and line managers of staff who have contact with children must complete the online Child Protection and Abuse Prevention course within 6 months of enrolment in the online course. Enrolment occours automatically for staff who have an E number.

Staff are required to update professional learning in Child Protection and Abuse Prevention every three years from the date of completion. Once this date has elapsed, their status will revert to Not Attempted.

School nurses will complete the Department of Health training.

Alternative professional learning formats will be provided for staff who cannot access the online professional learning.

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How do I access the online professional learning?

The online professional learning is available to Department of Education employees via the Professional Learning tab in the Portal.

Members of the public can access the online Mandatory Reporting Training Program provided by the Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support. 

 

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Who monitors compliance with the online professional learning?

Statewide Services, Principals and Residential College Managers monitor staff compliance with the online professional learning.

On satisfactory completion of the course, the completion status is recorded in a central database and staff are issued with a certificate of completion. The database and certificates assist Principals and Residential College Managers in managing and monitoring compliance requirements.

Principals and Residential College Managers must:

  • confirm that staff complete the online Child Protection and Abuse Prevention course within 6 months of enrolment in the course;
  • confirm that staff repeat the online Child Protection and Abuse Prevention program every three years from the date of completion; and
  • inform all contract staff of their child protection responsibilities.

Steps for monitoring staff compliance are outlined in Online Child Protection and Abuse Prevention course: staff status reports.

 

For further information in relation to the online professional learning, please refer to the FAQs.

 

 

Child Protection and Abuse Prevention online professional learning
http://det.wa.edu.au/childprotection/detcms/inclusiveeducation/child-protection/public/online-learning/child-protection-and-abuse-prevention-cp.en?cat-id=1337629

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