A child safe and friendly organisation values children and understands safety doesn’t just happen. A commitment to protecting children is embedded in the organisation’s culture and is understood and accepted by everyone.
The Commissioner has developed a range of resources to support organisations to develop child safe strategies – balancing the focus on child safety with continued positive interactions and environments that contribute to healthy development. These resources were launched in May 2016 and are available here.
Child safe organisations Australian frameworks 2018: An update
Child safe organisations WA - Information for parents, carers and family
Child safe organisations WA - Top tips for making a complaint
For children and young people
Child safe organisations WA - Guidelines
Policy brief - Children and young people speak out about education and safety at school
Children and young people speak out about education and safety at school
Safety and child protection: The impact on the wellbeing of WA children and young people
Developed from the Commissioner's 2014 Wellbeing Monitoring Framework
Children and young people speak out about safety
Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Wellbeing research project
Letter - Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, November 2016
Inquiry into Serious allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers in relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and any like allegations in relation to the Manus Regional Processing Centre.
Letter - Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Best practice principles in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Best practice principles in responding to complaints of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts
Submission to the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, February 2015
Out of Home care Strategic Directions 2015 - 2020
Start the conversation. Listen and act.
Young Tasmanians speak about what a child safe organisation means to them. Video by the Commissioner for Children Tasmania.
Parents' tips for talking PANTS
Parents share their tips on using the Underwear Rule guide. Video by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (UK).