The ACT Reportable Conduct Scheme is an employment-based child protection measure designed to ensure that allegations of abuse and misconduct by employees against are identified, reported and acted on appropriately by their organisation. For purposes of the ACT Reportable Conduct Scheme, a child is classified as a person under 18 years old.
Under the scheme, employers and organisations considered ‘designated entities’ are required to report allegations, offences or convictions relating to child abuse or child-related misconduct by an employee to the ACT Ombudsman.
The scheme was developed in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse and mirrors the NSW system, which has proven to be an effective and successful model.
For more information on the Reportable Conduct Scheme, including what constitutes reportable conduct, which organisations are classified as designated entities and individuals who are considered employees under the scheme, please see the ACT Ombudsman’s website.
Requesting Reportable Conduct Information
If you are the head of a designated entity or an authorised delegate, you may request reportable conduct information from Community Services Directorate. Please complete the Request for reportable conduct information form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.