Child abuse and neglect – training

SPOCC works with Health Service Providers to ensure that WA Health system employees 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 system employees.

2019 training calendars

  • SPOCC training calendar (PDF 75KB) - face to face and videoconference sessions.
  • Mandatory Reporting Interagency Training Group (MRITG)  training calendar - metro and rural (TBA) - collaborative interagency training on the mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse.
  • Workplace sessions available to WA Health system staff on request.

Video conferencing

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

ELearning - Mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse

All doctors, nurses and midwives working within the WA Health system must complete a mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse information session.

Information sessions can be accessed through:

  • your Learning Management System (WACHS, CAHS employees)
  • the WA Health intranet site - mandatory reporting information session (external site) 
  • a weblink for visiting medical professionals or temporary clinical staff. If using this link to complete the MRCSA information session, please note you must keep a copy of the results page and submit it to the health service provider as proof of completion of this form of mandatory training.

WA Health system employees unable to complete the online training may contact the SPOCC Unit to attend a face-to-face information session or complete the Department of Communities online session (external site). The attendance certificate or results page must be provided to your line manager. 

More information

Produced by

Statewide Protection of Children Coordination (SPOCC) Unit