Resources for organisations

A child safe culture is a set of values and practices that guide the attitudes and behaviour of all staff. This page includes resources for educators and teachers to inform child safe practice in early childhood education and care services.

Resources from the Office of the Children's Guardian

The Office of the Children's Guardian is an independent government agency that works to protect children by promoting and regulating quality, child safe organisations and services.

Their website includes a range of resources to help you become a child safe organisation, including policy templates and samples, resources from our training programs, links to relevant organisations and legislation.

General resources

Mandatory reporters should use the Mandatory Reporting Guide if they have concerns that a child or young person is at risk of being neglected or physically, sexually or emotionally abused.

An international framework that commits to protect and fulfil the rights of every child.

Information and resources to assist services in understanding their reporting obligations and guidance on where to seek additional information and support relating to child safety.

The Guide to the National Quality Framework (NQF) is designed to help education and care providers, educators and authorised officers understand and apply the requirements of the NQF.

Provides training, posters and fact sheets to empower organisations to ensure children are kept safe from abuse and harm.

Provides training and has child safe resources including posters and tip sheets.

Complaints handling

Guidelines for implementing an effective complaint management system that upholds the rights of children and young people, including practical tips, advice and other tools.

Best practice guide with principles on essential elements to consider for a child-centred approach to handling complaints.

Child safe organisations

The National Principles reflect the ten Child Safe Standards recommended by the Royal Commission.

Tool to assist organisations to identify priority areas for improvement with child safety policies, procedures and practices, committing to future action and monitoring improvements.

Information and resources to support and promote online safety for children. This includes songs, posters and games for children and learning modules for professionals.

Children’s Empowerment and Participation

The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian has developed a guide on ways organisations can empower children and foster their participation as an important measure to prevent abuse, as well as responding effectively when it does occur.

The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People has released a resource on running events, tips for participation, and checklists for engaging children and young people.

Access reports relating to the Safety Project’s current research investigating what helps young people feel and be safe.

Webinar and resources providing information for those working with gender diverse young people to deepen understandings of gender, and working in inclusive and affirmative ways.

A background paper to inform work on Child Safe Organisations developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

A resource to support developing culturally safe environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

The Guide includes a set of evidence- based good practice principles to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities.

Royal Commission

Findings from the Royal Commission relating to child safety in organisations.

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