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.