Identifying and reporting allegations of workplace child abuse - free information session - Health sector

This free information session provides an overview of 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. The heads of government agencies and some non-government agencies are required 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 outline:

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

The session is 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.


This is a half-day session from 9:30am – 1:00pm.


This 3.5 hour information session is free.

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

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