These documents are some of the important tools that education and care staff use when responding to abuse and neglect. They are referred to in the Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care training.
The concerns checklist outlines some prompts of actions that could be taken when we are responding to concerns about children and young people.
Provides guidance about the information that you should have ready when you make a report to the Child Abuse Report Line via phone (13 14 78) or online (eCARL).
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.
It is the responsibility of the site leader to keep records of mandatory notifications.
DECD has a mandatory notification record template (DOC, 159.5 KB) (DECD staff login required). Our staff are required use this form to record their notification, whether done by phone or online.
DECD staff must log on to the intranet to find out about notification and record keeping responsibilities.
This form has been developed for use by the DECD 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