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Keeping kids safe

30 September 2019

The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations reflect 10 child-safe standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

They have a broad scope that goes beyond sexual abuse to cover other forms of potential harm.

These principles were endorsed by Commonwealth, state and territory community services ministers in October 2017.

At present the principles aren’t mandatory. However organisations that implement them are demonstrating leadership and a commitment to child safety and wellbeing.

You can download the draft National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

The Australian Human Rights Commission has developed some practical tools to help schools, preschools and early childhood services implement the principles.

E- learning modules can be accessed for free.