HS31: Child protection

Health and safety practices criterion 31

A process for the prevention of child abuse is implemented, and a procedure for responding to suspected child abuse is followed when required.

Documentation required:

  1. A written child protection policy that contains:
    • provisions for the service’s identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect;
    • information about the practices the service employs to keep children safe from abuse and neglect; and
    • information about how the service will respond to suspected child abuse and neglect.
  2. A procedure that sets out how the service will identify and respond to suspected child abuse and/or neglect.

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