Mandatory reporting to child protection in Victoria - registered psychologists factsheet

Mandatory reporting refers to the legal requirement of certain professional groups to report a reasonable belief of child physical or sexual abuse to child protection authorities.

In Victoria police officers, registered medical practitioners, nurses including midwives, registered teachers, and school principals are currently mandated to report a reasonable belief that a child is in need of protection from physical and sexual abuse.

In Victoria, work has commenced to expand the mandated reporter groups in line with those groups recommended by the Royal Commission.