Child Protection Services

Schools should provide a protective and caring environment that ensures student safety, welfare and wellbeing.

Access further information and support via the department's Child Wellbeing Unit (staff only)

Access information on Compulsory school attendance

Education plays an important role in supporting students and identifying when their safety, welfare or wellbeing is at risk.

The Protecting and Supporting Children and Young People Policy outlines the roles and responsibilities of staff in child protection, including training, reporting on safety, welfare or wellbeing concerns, and supporting students.

Protecting and Supporting Children and Young People – Evidence of policy implementation guidelines (PDF 96KB) (staff only – opens in Equella)

Mandatory Reporter Guide (MRG)

If you are concerned about the safety of a student you are encouraged to use the Mandatory Reporter Guide.

The guide helps determine whether you should make a report to the Child Protection Helpline, or identify alternative ways to support vulnerable children in cases of abuse or neglect.

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