Working in children's services: Child protection - Reporting

Working in children's services: Child protection - Reporting

International Child Care College
Updated Jul 24, 2024
Course Description

Course Overview

This course goes details the responsibilities of educators and the service in relation to reporting their suspicions that a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect. It examines the steps an educator should take if a child discloses their abuse to you, and also looks at some common barriers or reasons why an educator might not want to report their suspicions.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for new and trainee educators, as well as students who would like to become early childhood educators and want a better understanding of what the role entails.

The course is also suitable for educators seeking professional development, or for early childhood services wanting to provide holistic professional development for staff members.

Learning Objectives

  • What mandatory reporting is and who mandatory reporters are
  • The steps to take if you suspect a child is at risk
  • Privacy and what information you can share
  • What to do if a child discloses abuse to you
  • Some barriers to reporting

Business Outcomes

The course will also allow services to provide consistent professional development that all staff members can complete individually and at their own pace.