More than 600 child abuse cases in Qld schools overlooked due to computer glitch

TWO Queensland Education Department employees have been stood down for failing to report suspected child abuse cases to police.

Education Minister Kate Jones revealed in an emergency press conference today that The Department of Education Queensland failed to pass child sex abuse complaints on to police 644 times.

It is understood a glitch in an IT system allowing school principals to report alleged incidents to police is to blame.


The glitch was discovered yesterday after a principal followed up a complaint.

Ms Jones said there was no guarantee that the 644 suspected victims of abuse were not still being abused.

Horrifying figures have revealed that there have been a total of 3800 reports of child sex abuse in Qld schools so far this year.