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Child Protection

Child Protection and Children

Child Protection has responsibility for the assessment of reported situations where it is suspected that a child is at risk of physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect.Responsibility includes children under the age of 18 years. Child Protection can be contacted on 1300 737 639 at any tim...

What is Abuse or Neglect?

The Children, Young Persons and their Families Act defines abuse or neglect as (s3(1)): sexual abuse; or physical or emotional injury or other abuse, or neglect, to the extent that: the injured, abused or neglected person has suffered, or is likely to suffer, physical or psychologi...

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