Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse in Schools (AU)
Reporting suspicions of child abuse plays an important part in protecting children. In Australia, mandatory reporting laws require people who work in certain roles with children to report a reasonable belief or suspicion that a child is being abused or neglected. This course has been designed to provide workers with guidance on recognising the signs of child abuse and their legal obligations under mandatory reporting law. This course is suitable for all workers who interact with children in the Australian school sector.
The content is presented in a traditional elearning format and features written scenarios to contextualise the content in the form of real-world decisions.
- What constitutes child abuse
- Indicators of abuse
- Types of child abuse that can occur
- Reporting behaviour that complies with mandatory reporting obligations