Members of the community and mandatory reporters who suspect that a child or young person is at “risk of significant harm” (the statutory threshold) should report their concerns to the Child Protection Helpline 132 111.  

A child or young person is at risk of significant harm if the circumstances that are causing concern for the safety, welfare or wellbeing of the child or young person are present to a significant extent.

Police Officers of the NSW Police Force are mandatory reporters.  In the course of their duties, police officers, if they suspect a child or young person is at imminent risk of significant harm, are required to immediately phone the Child Protection Helpline