Mandatory reporting is a term used to describe a law requiring some groups of people to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to government authorities.
All Australian states and territories have mandatory reporting laws but there are some differences concerning who has to report and what types of abuse and neglect have to be reported.
Regardless of law, as an LWB carer you have signed a Code of Conduct committing you to report all disclosures and allegations of abuse, harm, neglect and ill-treatment to LWB.
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Remember: Regardless of whether you are a Mandatory Reporter or not you are required to report all disclosures and allegations of abuse, harm, neglect and ill-treatment to LWB. Report all concerns to a member of your care team.
You can read more information in Child protection and out of home care legislation