Working With Children
For organisations committed to protecting the children they care for.
educationsport & recreationperforming arts
The FREE Working with Children Program provides a framework and assessment of the 10 Principles for a Child Safe Organisation.
Australia’s national principles reflect ten child safe standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and are the vehicle for giving effect to recommendations relating to the standards. The National Principles have a broader scope that goes beyond child sexual abuse to cover other forms of potential harm to children and young people.
This Program is an introduction of information and self-assessment questionnaire, supported by a library of resources and materials to help volunteer organisations and those working with children understand and implement the fundamentals of best practice Child Safe Organisations.
Does the organisation’s leadership and governance promote inclusive & welcoming environments for children and young people?
Do we promote a culture that supports children & young people to understand what child safety and wellbeing means?
Does our organisation involve families & communities in it’s approach to child safety?
Do we recognise children and young people’s diverse circumstances to enable their active participation?
Do we have the required and recommended recruitment and staff development policies in place?
Do we have the correct policies & practices for complaints management and its processes?
Do our staff & volunteers have ongoing education & training?
Do we have have appropriate risk management strategies in place to mitigate harm either physically or online?
Do we continue to improve on our child safe services?
Is our documentation up to date, clearly stated and understood by all parties?
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