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Child Safety Risk Management Resources

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The National Office for Child Safety (National Office) developed a Child Safety Risk Management Guide and accompanying resources to support organisations to understand how to appropriately manage child safety risks. These resources align with and support implementation of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

The resources support organisations of varying maturities to develop risk management practices to safeguard children and young people from harm.

Development of the resources involved consultation with a range of stakeholders including Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians, Commonwealth Departments, members of the Child Safe Sectors Leadership Group and members of the National Strategy Advisory Group.

The resources developed include:

  • Child Safety Risk Management Guide (Guide): The Guide explains the steps that organisations of varying risk maturities should take to embed child safety risk management.
  • Child Safety Risk Identification Checklist (Checklist): The Checklist gives examples of risks related to the 10 National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and suggests ways to mitigate these risks. The Checklist will act as an environmental scan to guide organisations to identify relevant risks, draw out gaps in their current child safety practices and identify actions required to better manage risks.
  • Child Safety Monitoring, Reviewing and Reporting Quick Reference Guide (QRG): The QRG aims to provide concise and convenient guidance regarding child safety risk monitoring, reviewing and reporting.

If you or a child are in immediate danger, call Triple Zero (000).

Information on reporting child safety concerns can be found on our Make a report page.

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