New videos help you understand the Child Safe Standards
NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian have released a couple of new videos to help you understand and put into practice each of the Child Safe Standards. The new videos add to their growing library of resources to help organisations such as ourselves meet our obligations to children under the Child Safe Scheme.
New Child Safe Sport eLearning released
Two new modules have been added to the Child Safe Sport eLearning course co-produced with the NSW Office of Sport. The new modules are:
- Leadership and policy creation
- Risk management.
New laws strengthen Working with Children Check
From 1 September changes to laws mean that the NSW Working with Children Check can access information held on a national database of people barred from working with children.
New changes also mean that heads of organisations under the Child Safe Scheme must now have a Working with Children Check clearance. This is because leaders should model the actions expected of their staff.
Out-of-home care consultation underway
NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian are consulting with the statutory out-of-home care and adoption sector on implementing new regulations to keep children safe.
The Child Safe Standards are now mandatory for designated agencies and adoption service providers. Agencies that are meeting the NSW Child Safe Standards for Permanent Care are also meeting the Child Safe Standards.
They have released a consultation paper asking for feedback about the new code of practice under the Child Safe Scheme.
Webinars and face-to-face training
Coming training includes our new, two-day workshops on risk management in early childhood education.
Also in September and October…
- Developing a code of conduct
- Developing a risk management plan
- Empowerment and participation
- And more…