|Title:||Guidelines for Protecting Children 2009|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0218/09|
|Date of issue:||Tuesday, 15 September 2009|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||The WA Department of Healthís Director for Child Safety recognises, via the Protection of Children Policy (2008) that health care providers have a key role in the protection of children. The Guidelines for Protecting Children 2009 replaces the Guidelines for Responding to Child Abuse, Neglect and the Impact of Family and Domestic Violence (2004). It is the primary initial resource to assist all DOH health care providers protect children.|
|Applicable to:||All DOH health care providers|
|Period of effect:||from 8 September 2009 to 8 September 2012|
|Review date:||8 September 2012|
|Authorised by:||Dr Peter Flett, Director General, Department of Health, 14-Sep-2009|
|Print version:||View print version|
Guidelines for Protecting Children 2009
The existing Guidelines for responding to child abuse, neglect and the impact of family and domestic violence’ (2004) have been reviewed in consultation with key stakeholders and have been replaced with the Guidelines for Protecting Children (2009).
This policy applies to all persons employed in WA Health, which incorporates the following entities:
The Guidelines for Protecting Children outline the processes and requirements for health personnel regarding:
WA Health staff are required to comply with the Guidelines.
It is the responsibility of managers to ensure that all staff have access to a copy of the policy. Queries regarding this policy should be directed to the Statewide Protection of Children Coordination unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A word PDF of the full Guidelines is attached. They will shortly become available in printed form and as a PDF download.
Dr Peter Flett
This circular last updated: Monday, 14 September 2009 at 3:29pm