What are the key strategies for building protective organisations for children and young people?

The Safeguarding Children Program has developed a set of seven unique strategies to build the capacity of organisations to keep children and young people safe from abuse and exploitation by staff, volunteers or other relevant related individuals.

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Each strategy is evidence based and supported by a range of organisational documents that make it easy to implement. These strategies also form the basis for the standards used in achieving organisational accreditation in the Safeguarding Children scheme.

  1. A commitment to safeguarding children
    Through its 'safeguarding children' statement our organisation documents its clear commitment to safeguarding children and young people from abuse and neglect.

  2. Personnel roles and conduct
    Our organisation ensures that each person involved in our delivery of services to children and young people understands their role, and the behaviour we expect in safeguarding children and young people from abuse and neglect.

  3. Recruitment and screening practices
    Our organisation has appropriate measures in place to minimise the likelihood that we will recruit a person who is unsuitable to work with children or young people.

  4. Personnel induction and training
    Our organisation's induction, education and training programs are a vital part of our commitment to safeguarding children and young people from abuse and neglect.

  5. Involving children and parents
    In developing a safe, inclusive and supportive environment our organisation involves and communicates with children, young people and their parents. We encourage parental involvement and behaviour that helps to protect children and young people.

  6. Child abuse reports and allegations
    Our organisation has measures in place to ensure that all our people who work with children and young people understand their responsibility to report possible abuse or neglect and understand our reporting procedures.

  7. Supporting a child-safe culture
    Our organisation has measures in place to ensure that all our people who work with children and young people understand their responsibility to report possible abuse or neglect and understand our reporting procedures.