Report child abuse

You must report your concerns if you believe a child is being, or has been, abused or neglected.

This is a legal responsibility under the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007 and is called mandatory reporting.

Your report can protect a child and get help for a family. It may even save a child’s life.

How to report child abuse 

In an emergency call 000 and ask for police.

If it is not an emergency call police on 131 444 or contact your local police station.

You can also report suspected child abuse and neglect to:

  • the Child Abuse Hotline on 1800 700 250
  • Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Find out more about child abuse.

Last updated: 15 May 2015


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