GUIDANCE FOR OTHER ORGANISATIONS & BUSINESSES TO #KEEPKIDSSAFE

GUIDANCE FOR OTHER ORGANISATIONS & BUSINESSES TO #KEEPKIDSSAFE

All businesses and organisations working with children have a duty of care to safeguard and protect them from abuse and neglect. An organisation should not assume that child abuse does not or will not happen within their operation. 

Not only should an organisation be safeguarding and protecting children in their care, they should also consider the reputational risk to their business if they fail to meet this responsibility. This risk is easily avoidable by putting in place effective safeguarding and child protection measures.

Information relating to child safety and protection from abuse and exploitation may bring up strong feelings. Remember, you are not alone. If you need assistance or support, you can access a list of dedicated services on our Finding Help page. 

All businesses and organisations working with children have a duty of care to safeguard and protect them from abuse and neglect. An organisation should not assume that child abuse does not or will not happen within their operation. 

Not only should an organisation be safeguarding and protecting children in their care, they should also consider the reputational risk to their business if they fail to meet this responsibility. This risk is easily avoidable by putting in place effective safeguarding and child protection measures.

Information relating to child safety and protection from abuse and exploitation may bring up strong feelings. Remember, you are not alone. If you need assistance or support, you can access a list of dedicated services on our Finding Help page. 

Tools and Resources: Implementing the National Principles for Child-Safe Organisations (Australia)

The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission, aim to provide a nationally consistent approach to creating organisational cultures that foster child safety and wellbeing.

FIND TOOLS & RESOURCES FOR CHILD-SAFE ORGANISATIONS (AUSTRALIA) ON THE AHRC WEBSITE

Training: Becoming a Child-Safe Organisation (NZ)

Safeguarding Children has produced a free 30 minute webinar “Child-safe organisations” which discusses the core elements of a child-safe organisation. It provides guidance to develop or enhance existing child-safe elements within an organisation. Click the button below to start your organisation’s child-safe journey and watch the webinar.

LEARN THE STEPS YOUR ORGANISATION CAN TAKE TO BECOME CHILD-SAFE