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.
Lodge a written mandatory report using the Department's secure
Mandatory Reporting Web System (MRWeb).
Alternatively you can download the mandatory reporting form template PDF from the 'Make a report' tab on the left. Print the form and complete it then send via:
POST: PO Box 8146, Perth BC 6849 WA
FAX: 08 6414 7316
PH: 1800 708 704
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.
If you are concerned that a child is suffering abuse or neglect:
Report concerns to the Department's Central Intake Team on 1800 273 889 or email CPDUTY@cpfs.wa.gov.au.
Report concerns to the Department through a local District Office.