Queensland strengthen child protection laws
Friday 02 July, 2021
The Queensland State Government has made two changes to its child protection laws.
The Queensland State Government have strengthened laws surrounding the increase protection of children from the risk of sexual abuse following the recent Child Abuse Royal Commission.
The two changes which apply to all schools, churches and sporting clubs around the state are in regard to the failure of protecting a child from, or taking steps to remove the risk of, a sexual offence and failure of reporting a belief of a child sexual offence (either current or past).
Board members, employees and volunteers within sporting organisations are all responsible for the safety of the children involved within the organisation and would be accountable for the offences.
The laws come into effect as of Monday, 5 July.