Your report could provide investigators with the very information they need to make a case, and even save the child’s life. Your details remain confidential when you are reporting and are not disclosed to those who are being investigated
Not every report will trigger a full investigation so it’s best to put in a report to the department for each incident you witness or are aware of, and ensure you provide as much accurate detail as you can. If possible, keep a written record of incidents or signs of abuse. Encourage other people who are aware of the abuse to make reports as well. If you feel that your report is not being heard you can make a complaint within the department, contact your state ombudsman, or notify your local MP.