Child Protection and Procedures for Handling Allegations of Child Abuse
Football Australia's Safeguarding Policy provides details as to procedures which should apply in instances of allegations of Child Abuse.
Further, child protection legislation imposes obligations on organisations and participants in relation to reporting and screening processes.
Currently, there is no national legislation and child protection system. However, each state and territory has child protection laws specifying responsibilities for both organisations and individuals who work or have contact with children.
Fact sheets on child protection and reporting allegations of child abuse in different states and territories are available at www.playbytherules.net.au
If you believe a child is in immediate danger or a life-threatening situation, you should contact the Police immediately.
Contact details for advice or to report an allegation of child abuse are:
|State / Territory||Details|
|Australian Capital Territory||
Child and Youth Protection Services
|New South Wales||
New South Wales Police
Department of Family and Community Services
Northern Territory Police
Department of Children and Families
Queensland Police Non-urgent police assistance
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
South Australia Police
Department for Education and Child Development
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Human Services
Western Australia Police
Department for Child Protection and Family Support