10.2 Statutory obligation to notify the Queensland Police Service of possible criminal offences


This procedure outlines the process for meeting the legislative obligations to immediately notify the QPS of suspected criminal offences in relation to alleged harm to a child, regardless of the decision about the departmental response, in accordance with the Child Protection Act 1999, section 14(2) and (3).

Key steps

  1. Decide if a matter must be reported to the QPS
  2. Report the matter to the QPS


  1. The QPS is immediately notified of allegations of harm to a child that may have involved the commission of a criminal offence relating to the child, regardless of the departmental response.
  2. Where there is uncertainty about the need to report a matter to the QPS, the matter will be reported to the QPS for their determination.