A person who has information which causes that person to suspect that a child is in need of care and protection and does not make a report to the Registry or other relevant authorities, “commits an offence and shall be liable upon summary conviction before a Resident Magistrate to a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars [$500,000] or to imprisonment to a term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment”, CCPA (2004), Section 6 (4).

A prescribed person commits an offence if that person does not make a report if he or she suspects a child may need care and protection, the “Minister may, without prejudice to any proceedings under that subsection, require the relevant regulatory entity to cause an investigation to be made into the matter” CCPA (2004), Section 6 (5).

What are the types of offences?


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