Failure to Reduce or Remove the Risk of Child Abuse is an offence under Section 43B of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
Would commit a child abuse offence
An ‘adult’ is a person at least 18 years of age.
A ‘child’ is a person under the age of 18.
A ‘child abuse offence’ includes:
‘Child related work’ includes that which involves direct contact with a child or children and the contact is a usual part of, and more than incidental to, the work.
Defence to the charge include:
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