Child Protection Guidelines

CheckUP is committed to ensuring service providers working with children are aware of mandatory and non-mandatory requirements of reporting child abuse. Any person has the right to make a report directly to the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Child Safety) or Queensland Police Service (QPS), or to make a report of suspected corrupt conduct directly to the Crime and Corruption Commission. Further information on non- mandatory or mandatory reporting can be found on the following links.

https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/protecting-children/reporting-child-abuse

https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/partners/our-government-partners/queensland-child-protection-guide

https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/partners/our-government-partners/queensland-child-protection-guide/online-child-protection-guide

Under the Child Protection Act 1999, mandatory reporters include doctors and registered nurses but mandatory reporting procedure may also applies to all employees and visitors to state schools who have regular contact with students. If you are visiting a state school as a service provider you must ensure you are aware of student protection reporting obligations and processes within the school including obtaining an appropriate level of student protection training.