Training for Your Organisation

How effective is your leadership team in promoting a child safe culture in your organisation?


How would you rate the awareness of your staff and volunteers about the risks that children and young people may face in an organisation?


How confident are your staff and volunteers that they can recognise and know what to do if a child or young person was at risk of being harmed within your organisation?


How effective are your human resources processes in ensuring safe staff recruitment?


How do you talk to parents and children about protecting children and their rights to safety?


How strong is your staff and volunteer code of conduct with regard to child safe practices?


Organisations that provide services and activities for children and young people also have a responsibility to ensure that children and young people are protected from harm whilst they do so.


Research shows that awareness and knowledge about the protection of children in organisations are critical factors in an organisation's capacity to create and maintain an effective child safe culture.

As a leading national trainer of child protection and childhood trauma, the Australian Childhood Foundation trains more than 8000 professionals and volunteers every year.

With more than 25 years experience in the delivery of nationally accredited courses and evaluated professional education programs for individuals, organisations and large scale workforces, the Australian Childhood Foundation is well positioned through high quality training to strengthen your organisation's capacity to safeguard children.


We offer a range of workshop topics (listed below) that can be customised to meet the needs of your organisation or workforce. We will work with you to create an integrated training program that is tailored to meet the needs of your staff and volunteers anywhere in Australia or overseas.


Topic A. Establishing a safeguarding perimeter - Understanding the steps to strenghtening an effective child safe culture in organisations.


Topic B. Safeguarding children policies and systems - Developing and strengthening internal frameworks for protecting children and young people.


Topic C. Safeguarding children through best practice recruitment - Selecting safe employees and volunteers.


Topic D. Safeguarding decision-making - Leadership and management in child safe organisations.


Topic E. Safeguarding Children for Boards and Senior Executives.


Topic F. Safeguarding Children for Child Care Operators


Topic G. Safeguarding Children for Teachers.


Topic H. Safeguarding Children for Foster Carers and Residential Care Workers - Reducing the risk of abuse in care.


Topic I. Safeguarding Children in Sport - Understanding and interrupting the dynamics of abuse and exploitation in the context of sport.


Topic J. Safeguarding Children in International Aid - Best practice experience in supporting, volunteers, employees and organisations for protecting children in community.


Topic K. Safeguarding communities - Strengthening networks and neighborhoods to protect children from abuse and exploitation.


Topic L. Listening to children - Building child and family inclsuive feedback and complaints management systems within organisations.


Topic M. Child protection and the law - Understanding the interface between stautory child protection, police and the obligations of employees and volunteers.


Topic N. Supervision as a child protection strategy in organisations - Building child safe supervisory practices.


Topic O. Safeguarding children from sexual predators - Understanding the tactics of sexual preadtors to gain access to children.


Topic P. The use of social media within a safeguarding children culture.


Topic Q. Talking to parents and children about risk and safety.


Topic R. Recognising and responding to the signs of trauma in children and young people - Using neuroscience to support vulnerable children, young people and their families.


Topic S. Risk and safety - Organisational respoinses to children and young people who have engaged in problem sexual behaviour with other children.


Topic T. Peeling the onion - Understanding the neurobiology of vicarious trauma.


Email us now on or ring 1800 176 453 and speak to one of our training co-ordinators who will prepare a plan and quote for delivering a tailored training opportunitiy for the employees and volunteers in your organisation.