Notifying and reporting allegations of workplace child abuse - free information session

The NSW Ombudsman is offering a limited number of free, public information sessions this year on the employment-related child protection scheme in NSW and the role of the NSW Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman’s employment-related child protection functions are outlined in Part 3A of the Ombudsman Act. They require the heads of government agencies and some non-government agencies to notify the Ombudsman of any reportable conduct involving their employees. Reportable conduct includes allegations and convictions relating to abuse or misconduct involving children and young people.

The session will provide participants with:

  • an overview of employer obligations under the reportable conduct scheme
  • information about how to recognise a reportable allegation
  • key principles for an initial response to a reportable allegation, and
  • information about the roles and responsibilities of key agencies in child protection – Police, Family and Community Services (FACS), the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) and the Ombudsman.

The session will be delivered by senior staff from the NSW Ombudsman’s Employment-Related Child Protection Division.

Who should attend

This session is for frontline staff and newly-appointed managers working in child-related employment.

Duration

This is a half day session, running 9:30am – 1:00pm

Fee

This 3.5 hour information session is free.
If you are interested attending a session in a regional area, please contact the NSW Ombudsman’s training unit to express your interest.

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