Four Critical Actions for Schools (pdf - 646.17kb) |
You should read this in conjunction with
Responding to Suspected Child Abuse: Template (docx - 67.41kb), which must be completed when responding to any form of suspected abuse).
In this section
This section outlines four critical actions which must be taken when responding to an incident, disclosure or suspicion of child abuse.
These actions include:
Two: Reporting to authorities
Three: Contacting parents/carers
Four: Providing on-going support
Documenting your actions
As a school staff member, you
must keep clear and comprehensive notes relating to incidents, disclosures and allegations of child abuse using the
Responding to Suspected Child Abuse: Template |
Your aim should be to provide as much information within the template as possible. These records will be helpful in making a report of the abuse to the relevant authorities.
This information may be sought at a later date if the matter is the subject of court proceedings. These notes may also later assist you if you are required to provide evidence to support their decisions.
For further information, see:
Complying with subpoenas or court attendance