POLICE have spoken to a man twice as part of an investigation into a reported child approach near a school in Gunnedah.
On Friday, investigators said the man had been "assisting with inquiries" but no arrests or charges had been laid.
The officer-in-charge of Gunnedah police, Inspector Michael Wurth, said the child approach on Thursday morning was not a physical confrontation or lewd comment, but was a "concern for police".
He said a man had been spoken to twice and was not known to police, but officers had stepped up patrols of the school areas in a bid to discourage any suspicious behaviour.
Police said there was no cause for community alarm and investigations were continuing, but urged parents to remind children of stranger danger and their safety.
It follows similar reports of child approaches in Armidale this week.
Detectives have been investigating the incidents and said no offences had been committed, after thorough investigations.
"These reports were made in good faith and we are appreciative of the community spirit in protecting our children and notifying police," a New England police spokesperson said.