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Last updated: 11/11/2019

Child Protection Protocol (CPP)

All cases that require an investigation response are worked in consultation with Police and must follow the Child Protection Protocol.

What is the Child Protection Protocol

When a case of potential abuse, neglect or harm may be a criminal offence, we must work together with Police to investigate. The Child Protection Protocol (CPP) is the process that we follow.

When to follow it

Cases that must follow the CPP include:

  • physical abuse that meets the CPP definition
  • sexual abuse
  • neglect that meets the CPP definition.

Response pathways