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Protecting Children — Reporting and Other Legal Obligations


Training materials

Protecting children — Mandatory reporting and other obligations e-learning module – for school staff to learn how to protect the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. This module is available on LearnED which is accessed through eduPay (staff login required – type ‘child protection’ into the search function on LearnED).


Child safety responding and reporting obligation policy and procedures template (School Policy Templates Portal — staff login required)

Useful Department websites

PROTECT — a collection of web pages have been developed by the Department of Education and Training to assist schools to fulfil their obligations under Clause 11 of Ministerial Order 870. This includes links to the following pages and resources referenced in the Protecting Children – Reporting and Other Legal Obligations:

External websites

Department of Health and Human Services — contains essential information about making a report to child protection.

Department of Justice and Community Safety — provides information on protecting children and families, including details of the failure to disclose offence.

The Orange Door is a free service for adults, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and families who need extra support with the care of children. 

Students at Risk Tool

Resources page containing supporting resources and links for this topic, including a link to the Mandatory reporting and other obligations e-learning module

Reviewed 20 August 2021

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