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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.

The CPP definitions are on pages 6 to 8 of the joint operating procedures.

How to follow it

You can download the CPP joint operating procedures document to find out more.

Staff resource: Child Protection Protocol — joint operating procedures (pdf 812KB)