It is a legal requirement in Western Australia for doctors, nurses, midwives, teachers, police officers and boarding supervisors to report all reasonable beliefs of child sexual abuse to the Department of Communities - Child Protection and Family Support.
On 1 January 2009, the legislation that governs mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse became part of the Children and Community Services Act 2004.
You can lodge a written mandatory report here using the Department's secure Mandatory Reporting Web System (MRWeb).
Alternatively you can download a PDF mandatory reporting form template under 'Make a report'.
If you are concerned about your safety in making a mandatory report, please discuss this with your supervisor or manager and the Western Australia Police.
Anyone who is concerned that a child is suffering any form of abuse or neglect, should report their concern to the Department through a local District Office.