Notifying and reporting allegations of workplace child abuse - free information session

Free information session

This FREE information session will provide an overview of the employment-related child protection scheme in NSW and the role of the NSW Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman’s employment-related child protection functions are outlined in Part3A of the Ombudsman Act. They require the heads of government agencies and some non-government agencies to notify the Ombudsman of any reportable conduct involving their employees. Reportable conduct includes allegations and convictions relating to abuse or misconduct involving children and young people.

Using case studies as examples, the session will provide participants with:

  • an overview of employer obligations under the reportable conduct scheme
  • information about how to recognise reportable conduct
  • a snapshot of the key steps in responding to a child protection allegation, including risk assessment and management, investigation, sharing information under Chapter 16A and making a finding
  • information about the roles and responsibilities of key agencies in child protection such as Police, Family and Community Services (FACS) and the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG).
  • guidance in relation to notifying allegations and ongoing liaison with the NSW Ombudsman.

The session will be delivered by senior staff from the NSW Ombudsman’s Employment-Related Child Protection Division.

Who should attend

This session is for frontline staff and newly-appointed managers working in child-related employment.

Duration

This is a half day session, running 9:30am – 1:00pm

Fee

This 3.5 hour information session is free.

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