The Australian Childhood Foundation makes submission to Royal Commission

29 October 2013

The Foundation has a long history of advocating for the development of child serving systems which place the safety of children at the centre of individual, organisational and community decision making. Such systems achieve their mission through an honest acceptance of the risks of abuse and exploitation that adults can pose to children.

It is the Foundation’s view that a new legislative and policy regime is necessary to enact an effective safeguarding children framework nationally. This much needed reform should aim to introduce greater transparency and independent scrutiny of all organisations which provide a service or program to children.

In its submission to the Royal Commission, the Foundation has argued in favour of stronger government action based on adopting the seven standards contained in the Safeguarding Children Program.

Download the Foundation's submission to the Royal Commission by clicking here: Submission to Royal Commission.