Reportable Conduct Scheme

News story
The Reportable Conduct Scheme commences on 1 January.
Gavel and scales of justice on a desk.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommended that jurisdictions implement a Reportable Conduct Scheme (RC Scheme) to provide independent oversight of how organisations prevent and respond to allegations of abuse and sexual misconduct regarding a child, or sexual offending, by employees. In Western Australia, the Parliamentary Commissioner Amendment (Reportable Conduct) Act 2022 (the Act) that establishes the RC Scheme is administered by the Ombudsman Western Australia office (OWA).

The RC Scheme allows for you, if you are not an employee of the Department of Communities (Communities), to make a reportable allegation or reportable conviction report to Communities about such a Communities employee if you have formed the belief on reasonable grounds that an employee has or may have engaged in reportable conduct at work or outside of work.

Refer to the Ombudsman’s website for further information about the RC Scheme.

If you have formed the belief on reasonable grounds that someone may have engaged in reportable conduct and would like to make a report, please do this by:

Email: ReportableConduct@communities.wa.gov.au
Phone: 1800 324 927

Page reviewed 3 January 2023