Mandatory reporting to child protection in Victoria - out of home care workers factsheet

Mandatory reporting refers to the legal requirement of certain professional groups to report a reasonable belief of child physical or sexual abuse to child protection authorities.

For the purpose of mandatory reporting, a child is defined as a person who is under the age of 17 years, unless they are subject to a child protection order granted by the Children’s Court of Victoria Family Division, or interim order that continues in force until they turn 18 years of age.