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Reporting Child Abuse

How do I report child sexual abuse?

Reporting processes are outlined in the Department's Child Protection policy and procedures. Further information can be accessed by selecting a role below.

How do I report other types of child abuse?

Other types of child abuse can be reported using a Child Protection Concern Referral Form. Other types of abuse include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse, including psychological abuse and being exposed to an act of family and domestic violence
  • Neglect

Responsibilities of all staff in reporting other types of child abuse:

  • All child protection concerns relating to physical abuse, emotional abuse or family and domestic violence or neglect that arise during a school activity* must be referred to the principal.
  • All consultations prior to making a referral must be conducted in a confidential manner and concerns documented.

*School activities may take place either on or away from school premises, and either during or outside school hours. Concerns may involve students enrolled at another school who are involved in the school activity.

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