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Child safe organisations

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.

Reports

Reports

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 Briefs

Policy Briefs

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

Submissions

Submissions

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

More Information

More Information

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).

Safe Clubs 4 Kids - Department of Sport and Recreation

Working With Children Check - Safeguarding children

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