Organisations in NSW and other parts of Australia now have a legal requirement to prevent child harm. The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, based on the Child Safe Standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, are minimum requirements for organisations to protect children from harm.
Right Approach offers a range of child safe consulting and support services for childcare centres and other organisations. This includes organisations that need to implement the Child Safe Standards. We have been working with experts in Australia and from around the world for many years on the implementation of the Child Safe Standards to help build the capacity of organisations to maintain safe environments.
Right Approach can help design and develop Child Safe Policies and Procedures aligned to your organisations requirements.
Right Approach can also conduct a desktop audit to evaluate your organisation’s Child Safe Practices against the minimum standards for compliance with the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (based on the Child Safe Standards).
RIGHT APPROACH CHILD SAFE SUPPORT SERVICE
To effectively implement the Child Safe Standards it is vital to have expertise on hand. However, employing a dedicated Consultant with experience and up-to-date knowledge can be costly.
Right Approach Child Safe Standards Support Service is designed to assist childcare centres and other organisations with implementation of the Child Safe Standards. We do this by supplying them with the tools and services to support child safety in the organisation. These include:
- Child Safe Policy template (overseen by a lawyer) to help the service comply with the Child Safe Standards.
- Access to Child Safe Organisation Survey (based on the National Principles).
- Monthly zoom meetings to assist with implementation of the Standards.
- A number of helpful resources to assist with implementation.
“Developing effective and context sensitive strategies is not a skill that can be learned by simply knowing what law says or understanding the key principles. Right Approach is dedicated to building the capacity of people working across contexts to effectively bring key human rights principles to their work”.
Professor Danielle Celermajer, Director, Human Rights Programs, University of Sydney.