Child safe policy

About this Document

This document underscores the commitment to creating a safe and welcoming environment for children and young people. Aligned with the National Child Safe Principles, the document outlines measures to ensure the well-being and protection of children. It is recommended to be read in conjunction with other easy-read documents.


Other Available Documents:

  • Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
  • Advocacy
  • COVID-19
  • Entry and Exit
  • Decision-making and Consent
  • Duty of Care and Dignity of Risk
  • Participant Induction Pack
  • Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Feedback and Complaints
  • Incident Management
  • Infection Control
  • Participant Rights


Our Commitment to Child Safety:

  • The organization pledges to actively promote the well-being and safety of children.
  • It seeks the input of children and young people on matters that concern them.
  • Actions will be taken to protect children and young people from harm.
  • Children have the right to be heard, especially when they feel unsafe, and suggestions for improvement are encouraged.
  • Risks to the safety and well-being of children will be identified and addressed promptly.
  • Commitment extends to all children and young people regardless of ability, sex, gender, or background.
  • Respect and courtesy will be extended to children, their families, and other workers, with the establishment of appropriate personal and professional boundaries.
  • All members of the organization will be trained to understand this policy and will adhere to the Child Safe Code of Conduct.
  • Information about a child, including images, will not be disclosed without consent unless required for reporting purposes.
  • Concerns or complaints will be addressed promptly, and suspected harm will be reported to management and relevant state authorities.
  • Inappropriate language or the provision of access to inappropriate material around children will not be tolerated.
  • Safe internet and social media use will be promoted for learning, communication, and seeking help.
  • Ensuring that every worker in the organization is cleared and suitable to work with children and young people is a priority.