If you suspect that a child is being harmed, reporting your suspicions may protect the child and obtain help for the family. Please call 15999 with the following information:
§ address or location where the child is being abused or neglected
§ type of abuse or facts of the case
§ identity of the abuser or any information related to the abuser
Reports of child abuse are confidential and names of anyone informing the authorities will not be made public. Or if you choose to, you may remain anonymous.
§ If you are working with children, learn to recognise the signs of abuse and take action if you suspect that a child may have been abused.
§ The Child Act 2001 requires any medical officer or medical practitioner, childcare provider or member of the family to notify his/her concerns, suspicions or beliefs that a child may have been abused or neglected to the appropriate child protection authority in the country. Failure to do so can result in criminal charges.
§ Do not hesitate to report abuse that happened in the past but was not reported. The abuser may still be active and your action can save a child.
§ Any concerned person can report suspicions of child abuse. You do not have to prove it.
§ Do not turn a blind eye. It is our social and moral responsibility to get involved.