Mandatory reporting requirements for registered health practioners, employers and education providers.
Mandatory reporters working in certain government agencies (eg NSW Health, The Department of Education and Training, the NSW Police, and Juvenile Justice, Housing and Aging, Disability and Home Care) may now make a report to the Child Wellbeing Unit in their department, instead of to DoCS.
Mandatory reporting exceptions for health practitioners. There are specific exceptions to mandatory reporting for all practitioners in Australia that relate to the circumstances in which the ‘reasonable belief’ is formed, for example in the medico-legal context.
Mandatory reporters from Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Housing NSW and Juvenile Justice in the Department of Human Services, NSW Health, NSW Police Force and Department of Education
In introducing mandatory reporting the then NSW Health Minister, Reba Meagher stated clearly that its introduction was based on public perceptions not any evidence that it would improve medical standards. “
Proponents of mandatory reporting by health care providers argue that such laws improve domestic. violence screening by medical care providers and thus create an opportunity for state intervention at what is.
Reports from New South Wales were not included. Although health practitioners in NSW are subject to the same reporting requirements as those in other states, AHPRA has a more limited
Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect. Compiled by Daryl Higgins, Leah Bromfield, Nick Richardson, Prue Holzer and Claire Berlyn.
"Remote Health Atlas- Mandatory Reporting overview" (PDF).
• New South Wales requires mandatory reporting for a person under the age of 16 years.