10 Child Safe Standards

10 Child Safe Standards1

  1. Child safety is embedded in institutional leadership, governance and culture
  2. Children participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously
  3. Families and communities are informed and involved
  4. Equity is upheld and diverse needs are taken into account
  5. People working with children are suitable and supported
  6. Processes to respond to complaints of child sexual abuse are child-focused
  7. Staff are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children safe through continual education and training
  8. Physical and online environments minimise the opportunity for abuse to occur
  9. Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is continuously reviewed and improved
  10. Policies and procedures document how the institution is child safe.

For more information see the Office of the Children’s Guardian (NSW) https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/child-safe-standards or Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child Abuse https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/making-institutions-child-safe