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Documenting notifications – responding to abuse and neglect

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Department staff and volunteers must notify the child abuse report line if they suspect on reasonable grounds that a child has been or is being abused or neglected, according to the Children’s Protection Act 1993.

This responsibility is part of the broad duty of care that staff and volunteers have towards the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Keeping records

It’s the responsibility of the site leader to keep records of mandatory notification (DECD staff login required).

This form has been developed for the department’s sites. Other sites and services can include the elements of this record-keeping form for their own work.   


Engagement and Wellbeing

Email: DECD.CSW [at] sa.gov.au