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Children’s Participation in Child Safety

Children’s Participation in Child Safety

  /  Children’s Participation in Child Safety


In an interactive and practical session this program emphasises that for an organisation to be safe for children it must have a genuine commitment to support the meaningful participation of children in decisions that affect them. The program addresses the fundamental elements to meet the National Child Safe Standards, focusing on taking children’s voices seriously.

Designed for:  Managers, staff, volunteers, teachers and contractors

New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) accredited

Participants will apply children’s participation to a relevant organisational issue.

Program Length: 2 hours in total

This program may be adapted to suit your timeframe


  • Participation and why it is important
  • Overview of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations
  • Developing a child safe culture that empowers children and young people
  • Requirements for effective participation
  • Different types of participation
  • Empowering strategies for children and young people


  • Understand the importance of children’s participation in preventing child harm
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of building a child safe culture that empowers children and young people to keep children safe
  • Gain an understanding of six requirements for children’s participation in child safety
  • Gain an understanding of four key elements for children’s participation
  • Demonstrate an understanding between child participation and tokenism

The program can be delivered in your organisation and adapted to suit your needs.

(Min 5 participants)

Public Program

Dates and locations for 2019 to be advised.

(Min 5 participants)


(Min 5 participants)

The Building-Block Approach

Right Approach adopts a building-block approach that exposes participants to a series of workshops to apply child safety and wellbeing, or simply attend a one-off workshop.  Providing a number of different training options enables time and budget flexibility.