Child abuse and neglect – training

SPOCC works with Area Health Services to ensure that WA Health staff are aware of, and understand, their obligations around child abuse and neglect.

All training offered by SPOCC is free and open to all WA Health employees, as well as to other government and non-government workers in the health and welfare sectors 

2017 training calendars

Face-to-face sessions

  • Forums on current child abuse and neglect topics.
  • Collaborative inter-agency training on the mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse.
  • Family and Domestic Violence training – in collaboration with the KEMH Women’s Health Clinical Support training program.
  • Workplace sessions on request.

Video conferencing

Arrangements can be made for regional and remote areas to video conference into training and information events.

Online information sessions

Mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse

All doctors, nurses and midwives being paid by WA Health must complete a mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse information session within three months of commencing their employment with WA Health.

The mandatory reporting information session (external site) can only be accessed from the WA Health intranet.

WA Health monitors compliance. WA Health staff are required to provide an "Acknowledgement of Completion" certificate to their line manager.

WA Health staff unable to complete the online training may contact the SPOCC Unit to:

  • order a CD, or
  • attend a face-to-face  information session

WA Health staff may also complete the Department for Child Protection and Family Support online session (external site). The Certificate of Completion must be provided to the line manager and the SPOCC Unit.

More information

Produced by

Statewide Protection of Children Coordination (SPOCC) Unit