Mandatory reporting is when the law requires you to report known or suspected cases of abuse and neglect. It mainly relates to children, but can also relate to adults with disabilities.
In your position as a teacher, you are a mandated notifier. It is important that you complete the Fundamentals (Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RRHAN-EC)) program via the link below. Once completed, you will understand your obligations in regards to protecting your students.
Should you believe a student is in harm, first speak with Noni. Present your concerns. If the case is deemed as requiring notification, either yourself or Noni can make the notification. Below are links for you to consider in regards to the situation. Look for patterns and clusters of indicators that lead you to believe a child or young person is in harm.
If you have any questions or concerns, it is best to talk with Noni.
How to determine if your concerns should be addressed.
A checklist of things required to make a notification.
Use this form to make a mandatory report.
A guide to help you understand mandatory reporting.
A guide to help you understand the roles and responsibilities of the protective practices you must adhere to in your position as a teacher.
As a teacher you are required to recognise and personally acknowledge the position of power or influence you have when working with young people and other adults. Never abuse this position by forming an inappropriate relationship with a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
Rockit teachers should at no time make contact with students or their families outside of their Rockit teaching hours, this includes no contact via social media, email or phone.
Where possible, a teacher should prevent students from following them on social media.
At no time should a Rockit teacher provide students or their families with their personal contact details.
If a teacher arrives at Rockit having consumed alcohol or drugs, it will result in an immediate dismissal.
If a teacher is found making inappropriate contact with students a mandatory report will be made by Noni to the authorities.
If a teacher loses their Working With Children Check, they will not be able to continue teaching children.