Employment-related child protection
The ACT has introduced a reportable conduct scheme to oversee how organisations prevent and respond to allegations of child abuse and misconduct. The scheme commenced on 1 July 2017.
Certain employers who work with children are covered by the scheme and will need to report to the ACT Ombudsman. Broadly, ‘reportable conduct’ covers allegations or convictions of child abuse or misconduct toward children.
The reportable conduct scheme does not interfere with reporting obligations to ACT Policing or Child and Youth Protection Services (CYPS). If employers suspect criminal conduct has occurred, they should report to police in the first instance.
Looking for information about the ACT Reportable Conduct Scheme?
- Information regarding:
- Definitions under the scheme
- Employer responsibilities under the scheme
- Processes under the scheme
- Information sessions
- Fact sheets / Introductions to the scheme
- Practice guides and resources
- Useful links
- Sign up to receive newsletters and updates
- Contact details
If employers suspect criminal conduct has occurred, they should report to police in the first instance