CHILD SAFETY STANDARDS
What Are The Standards?
It takes many components to build an organisation with a culture of child safety. The Standards should act as a starting point from which the organisation can take action.
The Child Safe Standards incorporate:
- Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
- A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
- A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
- Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
- Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
- Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
- Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.
What Action Should I Take?
- Develop a working group or sub-committee to lead your organisations focus on developing a child safe culture
- Undertake a child safety review to identify:
- What you already have in place
- What you are doing well
- Where you need to improve
- Do you need anyone else to help?
- Understand your level of risk in relation to the services and activities you provide to your members
- Identify what further information, advice and support you need
- Develop and implement an action plan to ensure your organisation meets the Standards
- Consider the needs of your members (clubs & associations) and what assistance they may require
HBA Child Safety Officer
Brock Rogers (HBA General Manager)
M: 0418 995 105
HBA Child Safety Documentation
Child Safety Resources