When you are off duty and report a suspected case of child abuse or neglect to the appropriate authority, does the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA) offer you any protection from liability?

When you are off duty and report a suspected case of child abuse or neglect to the appropriate authority, does the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA) offer you any protection from liability?

 

The answer is :

 

A person who reports a case of child abuse off duty is protected under section 12 of the Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA). Reporting child abuse off duty may amount to voluntary reporting which is enshrined under section 12.

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