Keeping Children Safe – Mandatory Reporting

Regent College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 Q. What is mandatory reporting legislation?

A. Mandatory reporting legislation requires specific people or professionals to report concerns of child abuse to child protection agencies. Teachers are mandatory reporters.

Q. What does the legislation mean to mandatory reporters?
A. The legislation requires mandatory reporters to report a belief of child sexual abuse, if they form this belief, based on reasonable grounds, in the course of their paid or unpaid work, to the Department for Child Protection and Family Support.

This legislation focuses on child sexual abuse. Other forms of abuse (physical, emotional and neglect) should continue to be reported, but there is no penalty if a report is not made.

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