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06/28 - Mandatory Reporting by Mind Map: 06/28 - Mandatory Reporting
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06/28 - Mandatory Reporting

Child

Under 17 years of age

Over 17's get reported to the police

Resources

Child, Youth and Families (DHS)

Website

Protecting the Safety of Young People

Making a Report

Child Protection Services

Do not simply remove children from families

Reporting

Report immediately

Do not wait until lunch or after school

Considerations

Part 1: Form a Belief, Proof is not required, Form a belief on reasonable grounds, You are at liberty to wait until you have a belief

Part 2: Reasonable Grounds, A child tells a teacher they have been abused, A teacher's own observation, Other ground that have formed a belief a child is being abused, Don't ask direct questions about abuse