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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 43B
Failure to reduce or remove risk of child becoming victim of child abuse
43B Failure to reduce or remove risk of child becoming victim of child abuse
(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person is an adult who carries out
work for an organisation, whether as an employee, contractor, volunteer or
"position holder" ), and
(b) the organisation is the employer of an adult
worker who engages in child-related work, and
(c) there is a serious risk
that the adult worker will commit a child abuse offence against a child who
is, or may come, under the care, supervision or authority of the organisation,
(d) the position holder knows that the risk exists, and
position holder, by reason of the person's position, has the power or
responsibility to reduce or remove that risk, and
(f) the position holder
negligently fails to reduce or remove that risk.
Imprisonment for 2 years.
(2) In proceedings for an offence under this
section, it is not necessary to prove that a child abuse offence has been
(3) In this section:
"adult" means a person who is of or above the age of 18 years.
"child" means a person who is under the age of 18 years.
"child abuse offence" means:
(a) murder or manslaughter of a child (including
under section 22A), or
(b) an offence under section 27, 29, 33, 35, 37, 38,
38A, 39, 41, 41A, 44, 45, 45A, 46, 59, 60E, 86 or 91J or Division 10, 10A, 10B
or 15 of Part 3 where the alleged victim is a child, or
(c) an offence under
section 42, 43, 43A, 91G or 91H, or
(d) an offence of attempting to commit an
offence referred to in paragraphs (a)-(c).
"child-related work" (and
"engage" in child-related work),
"worker" have the same meanings as in the Child Protection (Working with
Children) Act 2012 .
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