Establishing a Reportable Conduct Scheme
It’s time for you to have your say on how we should best strengthen the protections in place for Queensland children.
The government is considering the establishment of a Reportable Conduct Scheme in Queensland to deliver a consistent and systemic level of supervision regarding employee conduct in organisations providing care and services to children and young people.
Queensland has strong existing mechanisms, such as the Blue Card system, which encourage all organisations to be child safe. We also have comprehensive existing reporting arrangements for misconduct regarding organisations and professionals. The Queensland College of Teachers, the Health Ombudsman, the Queensland Ombudsman, and the Crime and Corruption Commission, all form part of a comprehensive framework of reporting to protect children in Queensland.
The creation of a Reportable Conduct Scheme will provide an oversight mechanism to ensure that organisations providing services to children appropriately investigate and manage allegations and convictions of child abuse, involving their employees and volunteers.
The discussion paper A Reportable Conduct Scheme outlines the issues that need to be considered in developing a Reportable Conduct Scheme for Queensland.
We invite you to make a submission that addresses the key questions in the paper, or provide views and ideas that will help inform the development of a scheme.
Submissions close Tuesday, 2 May 2017.