Organisations are encouraged to share messages about how they are implementing the Child Safe Standards.
The Child Safe Scheme commenced 1 February. It means that certain child-related organisations must implement Child Safe Standards.
Organisations are encouraged to share messages about how they are implementing the Child Safe Standards. Use the below media to let your community know how you're working to keep children and young people safe.
Short messages your organisation can use as part of your public communications, such as social media or community newsletters. You might like to add links to more information about the Standards or your own child-safe policies.
From 1 February 2022, our organisation now must show how we are implementing the Child Safe Standards. We welcome the start of this scheme and have started implementing the Child Safe Standards to make our services even safer for your children.
We are committed to embedding child safety in our organisation. [Free text to describe what activities exist to reinforce a child safe culture in your organisation] #ChildSafeStandards
Children are safer when organisations teach them about their rights to be heard, listened to and believed. [Free text to describe how your organisation listens to the children in its service] #ChildSafeStandards
Children are safer when organisations include parents, carers and families in their activities and consult them on children’s development. [Free text to describe how your organisation engages with families in its service] #ChildSafeStandards
In our organisation, we uphold equity and diverse needs are taken into account. [Free text to describe how your organisation includes children of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds] #ChildSafeStandards
At our organisation we work to ensure that the people working with children are suitable and supported. [Free text to describe if your organisation verifies Working with Children Checks, or if you have training in place that supports your staff to be child safe] #ChildSafeStandards
We know that child safe cultures create environments where staff can identify and report suspected harm of children. [Free text to describe your complaints policy. Provide a link to your policy so that anyone can access it.] #ChildSafeStandards
A child safe organisation promotes continuous learning and provides regular ongoing education and training. [Free text to describe how your employees receive training on your organisation’s child safe practices and child protection efforts.] #ChildSafeStandards
A child safe organisation adapts its physical environments to minimise opportunities for abuse to occur. [Free text to describe how your organisation assesses and manages risks in the physical and online environments. Do you educate children about how to stay safe in the online environment?] #ChildSafeStandards
Child safe organisations know it takes ongoing effort to maintain a safe environment for children. [Free text to describe how your organisation keeps up to date with child safe practices] #ChildSafeStandards
Our organisation’s policies and procedures reflect the Child Safe Standards. [Free text with links to your policies and procedures] #ChildSafeStandards
Sample email to staff
Organisation leaders can send this to employees and volunteers so they are aware of the new requirements of the Child Safe Scheme.
You should tailor content for your own context and refer workers to our free guides for advice on implementing the Standards.
On 1 February 2022, the NSW Child Safe Scheme commenced. Our organisation now must demonstrate how we are implementing the Child Safe Standards. These Standards are a key recommendation from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
We are committed to implementing the Standards and to making our organisation safer for children. We know that this requires strong leadership and sustained, collective effort and action.
[Describe what your organisation is doing to implement the Child Safe Standards]
We believe all organisations working with children should be child safe, and we want to provide children the environment and care they deserve.
I encourage you to read about what we need to do to keep children safe. The Guide to the Child Safe Standards is a good place to start.
I’d also love to hear from you about different ways that we can improve our practice and culture to keep children safe.
Note: You will need to manually add a hyperlink to the Guide to the Child Safe Standards on the footer images with buttons. Please check with your email provider or email management platform if you are unsure how to add a hyperlink to an image.