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Expanded list of mandatory reporters – March 2019

Information about who has an obligation to report suspected child abuse or neglect.

Friday 1 March 2019 at 12:00 am

From 1 March 2019, there is a broader list of professions that must report if they reasonably believe that a child needs to be protected from significant harm. The expanded list includes psychologists, qualified child care workers, youth parole officers, youth justice officers, and youth justice custodial workers. Professions with mandatory reporting responsibilities must report to police or Department of Health and Human Services.

See Child protection—Mandatory reporting.