Department of Education

Child Protection

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

Child Protection

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Welcome to the Child Protection website 

The Department of Education (the Department) is committed to the care, safety and protection of all public school students in Western Australia.

The purpose of this website is to strengthen support to schools in the area of child protection. 

This website has been developed to help you recognise, record and report child abuse. If you have any comments or requests you would like to share with us to improve our service to you, please email us at


Mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse

If you are a mandatory reporter, what this means for you.


Recognising child abuse

How to identify and respond to child abuse?


Recording of child abuse

How to record child abuse concerns.


Reporting child abuse

How to report a belief of child abuse based on reasonable grounds.


School support services

Support services to assist in managing child abuse matters.


Managing staff conduct

Assistance to manage staff conduct.



Children: A Resource Most Precious Conference, 24-26 June 2015
22 April 2015
The conference is a platform for Collaboration: Communities, Government and Non-Government Organisations Working Together. The Department of Education joins with the Department for Child Protection and Family Support (the lead agency for implementing mandatory reporting) and other agencies, including the Department of Health and the Western Australia Police, for three days of engagement. Workshops and presentations from practitioners working in the field are offered each day. The National Conference will be held in Perth at the Edith Cowan University, Joondalup.


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