Child safe principles
It is important to provide environments and activities that encourage all children to participate in and celebrate their identity.
Standard 1: governance and leadership
Strong and clear governance arrangements allow leaders to ensure child safety is a focus within their organisation.
Standard 2: clear commitment to child safety
Demonstrate your commitment to child safety by documenting how your organisation will meet its duty of care and responsibilities.
Standard 4: human resource practices
Develop and implement human resource practices that reduce the risk of child abuse occurring within your organisation.
Standard 5: responding and reporting
All staff and volunteers must understand their role in keeping children safe, including their reporting responsibilities.
Standard 6: risk management and mitigation
To reduce the likelihood of harm organisations must think about and define the risks.
Standard 7: empowering children
Children have a right to be heard and have their concerns and ideas taken seriously.
Complying with the Standards
We have powers to oversee and enforce organisations’ compliance with the standards.
Who do the Standards apply to?
The standards apply to all organisations that provide services or facilities for children.
Enforcing the Standards
We educate, support and regulate organisations that work with children and young people to prevent abuse.