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Protective Behaviours - Skills for Life
Protective Behaviours - Skills for Life

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Penalities


What is the penalty for failing to report a belief that a child is or has been the subject of sexual abuse?

Where a mandatory reporter fails to report a belief, formed in the course of their work, that a child is or has been the subject of sexual abuse there is a penalty of up to $6000 and prosecution within three years.

Failing to report sexual abuse may also be considered as a breach of the Department's Staff Conduct and Discipline policy.

 
 

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