SP3 Team Leaders Guide

Team Leaders are people given responsibility for leadership of a discrete program or event. At this level of the SP3 system ChildSafe provides a reference document that contains a range of forms and guidelines to assist in risk management planning, safety and responding to incidents.

SP3 Team Leaders sit within a chain of accountability and support. Team Leaders are responsible for their teams, and a range of information is provided that supplements what is provided in the SP3 Team Members Guide. Accountability is to the Coordinator, and ChildSafe Team Leaders Guide sets out how the relationship with the Coordinator functions.

SP3 Team Leaders Guide helps the Team Leader:

  • Create a safety plan using sound Risk Management principles.
  • Apply for Permission to Proceed for their program or activity.
  • Appoint Team Members to be part of a safe team.
  • Conduct safe activities.
  • Undertake Team Leader training in Risk Management, planning safe programs and responding to untoward events.

Training materials are provided within the guide for Team Members.


SP3 Team Leaders Guide is part of the ChildSafe SP3 Safety Management System. A key ChildSafe principle is 'the right information for the right people'. There are other levels within the system with information for Team Members, Coordinators and the Organisation.