Guidelines for protecting children

All WA Health staff are required to comply with these guidelines.

The Guidelines for Protecting Children 2015 detail the obligations, processes and requirements for all health staff regarding: 
  • recognising and responding to child health and safety concerns 
  • assessing, consulting, examining, and documenting child safety concerns 
  • taking the appropriate action whenever a child has been identified as being in need of protection from harm arising from abuse or neglect 
  • the ongoing, collaborative case management of children where concerns for their safety and well-being have been assessed and the required action has been taken. 
Download the Guidelines for Protecting Children 2015 (PDF 1.3MB) 

Limited hard copies of the Guidelines for Protecting Children 2015 can be ordered from the Statewide Protection of Children Coordination (SPOCC) Unit.

Last Updated: 25/06/2020