Sporting personnel need to be aware that because of the large number of children participating in sport and the closeness of relationships formed they may come across children being abused or who disclose their abuse to them. This abuse may be occurring within or outside of sport. Anyone who suspects, on reasonable grounds, that a child or young person is at risk of being neglected or abused, should contact their state or territory child protection agency without delay to report their concerns. When you contact a child protection agency you can report anonymously and/or your details will be protected. Australian children and young people in sport need responsible adults to report their concerns. Check out our Quick Reference Guide for useful contacts.
Please find the following information sheets on reporting child abuse relevant for all states and territories.
You will also find useful the Screening and Working with Children Checks fact sheets