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Reporting Child Abuse

How do I report a concern that a child has been subject to abuse?

Reporting processes are outlined in the Department's Child Protection policy and procedures.

Please also refer to Child abuse reporting processes.

Child protection is everybody’s business. All concerns that a child is or has been subject to any form of abuse should be reported, via the principal or line manager, using the Child Protection Concern Referral Form.

Types of abuse include:

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse, including psychological abuse and being exposed to family violence
  • Sexual abuse

  • Neglect

All consultations, prior to making a referral, must be conducted in a confidential manner and concerns documented and provided to the principal for confidential storage.

I am a mandatory reporter. How do I report a belief that a child is or has been subject to sexual abuse?

Further information can be accessed by selecting a role below.


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