How does an organisation/service become accredited under the Safeguarding Children Program?

Depending on the size and structure of an organisation, accreditation can take between 4-7 months. At all stages, a Safeguarding Children Consultant supports organisations through the process and provides advice about meeting key milestones.

Accreditation is achieved following the submission of a final report prepared by the Safeguarding Children Consultant for consideration by the Independent Audit Panel of the Australian Childhood Foundation. The Audit Panel comprises of representatives from a range of backgrounds, including legal, child protection, governance and human resource management.


Gaining Accreditation