Royal Commission into Institutional Responses To Child Sexual Abuse

Recommendation 6.12 and The 10 Child Safe Standards

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Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Recommendation 6.12

Designate a Child Safety Officer from your existing staff to manage Council’s child protection activities including carrying out the following Royal Commission recommendations:

  • Develop child safe messages in local government venues, grounds and facilities
  • Assist local institutions to access online child safe resources
  • Providing child safety information and support to local institutions on a needs basis
  • Support local institutions to work collaboratively with key services to ensure child safe approaches are culturally safe, disability aware and appropriate for children from diverse backgrounds.

The 10 Child Safe Standards

Standard 1: Child safety is embedded in institutional leadership, governance and culture.

Standard 2: Children participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.

Standard 3: Families and communities are informed and involved.

Standard 4: Equity is upheld and diverse needs are taken into account.

Standard 5: People working with children are suitable and supported.

Standard 6: Processes to respond to complaints of child sexual abuse are child focused.

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