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Camping & Retreats

Camping & Retreats

Australians who have gone on school camps know firsthand that outdoor learning programs support personal development and learning new skills.

A recent OYPRA report found that students who had been on a camp for at least five days, who started with lower levels of self-efficacy and/or higher levels of anxiety, showed significantly higher self-efficacy, substantially lower levels of anxiety, and statistically significant increases in peer and school connectedness after they returned to school.

There are hundreds of camps, outdoor activities, and service providers around Australia. Each of these environments works with schools, organisations, and directly with individual families, children, and youth. Health and safety are paramount in providing child safe services and positive experiences for campers.

Camping and retreat providers can ensure they have high standards of child safety practice with improved screening, background checks, codes of conduct, and training for staff and volunteers. Camping and retreat providers can build higher levels of trust with parents and young people by setting, implementing, and communicating child safety standards and processes.

ChildSafe Australia is the expert in child safety that your organisation can rely on to help your staff meet your child safety requirements. ChildSafe’s framework strengthens your organisation’s screening, training, incident reporting, and risk management.

ChildSafe empowers organisations with training resources and tools to develop a culture of safe people, safe programs and safe places.

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ChildSafe Training for Camping & Retreat Organisations

ChildSafe Australia has a range of training developed for camping and retreat environments. Based on the 10 National Principles for child safe organisations, ChildSafe’s comprehensive training empowers staff and volunteers to create safer environments for children and young people. ChildSafe’s training also references your child safety policy, reporting process, and code of conduct documents.

These environments often involve programs with higher controlled risks. ChildSafe’s Level 2 training includes program planning, risk assessment, and assists team leaders in planning safely and reducing risks.

Training includes:

  • Why child safety training?
  • Code of conduct
  • Safety management to prevent harm
  • Recognising abuse
  • Responding to harm and abuse
  • Scenario-based discussion relevant to each team’s environment

Training to support you and your organisation in child safety.

Developing policies and procedures

Resources to turn policies into procedures, processes and actions.

Child Safety Standards

What are the Child Safety Standards for your organisation, club or association?

Risk management tools

SMO Framework to empower your organisation’s child safety practices.

Creating a culture of child safety

Fitting all the elements together

ChildSafe Australia has developed a child safety framework to empower organisations to develop a culture of safe people, safe places and safe programs. The ChildSafe framework brings together the essential elements that every organisation requires to develop a culture of child safety.

ChildSafe’s program has been developed with over 15 years of child safety experience working with organisations. The ChildSafe framework encompasses the 10 National Principles for Child Safety and guidelines for creating Child Safe Organisations.


Safety Management Online

Are you looking for a structured, systematic approach to help your organisation apply child safety standards?

Engage employees in training and compliance on their devices. SMO helps your organisation to:

  • Train staff at all levels
  • Create, share and implement child safety policies / procedures
  • Record Working with Children Checks
  • Implement robust onboarding and child safety checks
  • Capture, record, and report incidents
  • Save time and money in development of policies, processes, and systems

ChildSafe Training and Australia’s child safety standards.

ChildSafe’s training has been developed to help organisations meet the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations and state-based Child Safety Standards.

The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations (the National Principles) provide a national approach to cultivating organisational cultures and practices that foster child safety and wellbeing across all sectors in Australia. They give effect to the Royal Commission’s recommended child safe standards while including broader child safety and wellbeing.

Some states have developed State based Child Safety Standards.  ChildSafe’s training is delivered to reflect each states Child safety framework and reporting requirements.

At the core of these standards is education and training for staff and volunteers.

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