Leadership, governance and culture

Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.

Culturally safe environments

Organisations establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.

Child and student empowerment

Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously

Family engagement

Families and communities are informed, and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing

Implementation of child safety practices

Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people

CHILD SAFETY STANDARDS

Updated July 1 2022

Ministerial Order No. 1359

Diversity and equity

Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice

Review of child safety practices

Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved

Suitable staff and volunteers

People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice

Child safety in physical and online environments

Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed

Child safety knowledge, skills and awareness 

Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training

Complaints processes

Processes for complaints and concerns are child focused