Support for NTPS employees affected by domestic and family violence
Mandatory Reporting requirements
Every adult in the NT (over the age of 18) must report to the police if they believe either:
- a person has caused, is causing, or is likely to cause, serious physical harm to someone they are in a domestic relationship with and/or
- the life or safety of a person is under serious or imminent threat, because Domestic and Family Violence has been, is being, or is about to be committed
- physical harm can be temporary or permanent and it can include unconsciousness, pain, disfigurement, infection with a disease, any physical contact that a person might object to (whether or not they are aware of it at the time). ’Serious physical harm’ is any physical harm that endangers or is likely to endanger a person’s life or where the effects are longstanding.
Last updated: 10 January 2020