What is accreditation and why become accreditated

Safeguarding Children accreditation lasts for three years. It demonstrates that an organisation has achieved and maintained best practice standards for protecting children and young people from abuse and exploitation whilst they participate in its services and programs.

Accreditation optimises an organisation's risk management policies and procedures with regard to the safety of children and young people in its services and programs. It provides organisations with access to an evidence based approach to protecting children and young people.

It enables organisations to assure parents and carers that it values and knows how to keep children and young people safe from abuse and exploitation. It offers opportunities to promote an organisation's Safeguarding Children credentials to service users, funding bodies and other stakeholders. It enables organisations to advertise the Safeguarding Children Accreditation Stamp on their printed and electronic documentation.