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Childcare & Education

Childcare & Education

The first five years of life are the most critical for building the foundations for life-long learning, wellbeing, and health. These early years of education prepare children for more formal education in primary and secondary school. Parents and teachers build long-lasting trust as they play a critical role in each child’s growth. Parents and children desire trusted safe environments in childcare, early learning centres, kindergartens, long day care, out of school hours care, and primary and secondary schooling.

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 Childcare & Education

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

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

Body Safety for Children


Designed to empower children to understand the 5 body safety rules to help protect them from harm and abuse.

In this essential 120min educator training for up to 50 teachers, you will learn how to use the resources and, most importantly, how to teach and empower children with these important and practical safety practices.

These 10 lesson plans and the included resources can be easily embedded in the school, kinder, childcare curriculums, sunday school curriculum, or other educational teaching curriculum.

Key learning

Many people are uninformed as to what constitutes a body safety education program and fear that such a program would discuss sex and sexual abuse with their children. This is not the case. Where young children are concerned, body safety programs should be age-appropriate, non-threatening, and aim to teach children these basic points:

  • Your body is YOUR body and no-one else has the right to touch it, especially your private areas (those covered by a bathing suit)
  • If someone does touch you inappropriately, you must tell a trusted adult and keep telling until you are believed
  • Be able to identify the difference between safe and unsafe touch
  • Understand what the words ‘respect’ and ‘consent’ mean
  • Know what actions you can take if you feel worried or unsafe

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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