There are 537 councils Australia-wide. Of these, around 55% are regional, rural, or remote councils. The local government employs 194,000 people, which is nearly 10% of the total public sector. The local government has an important role in local service delivery and support of local organisations, businesses, and residents.
Many local governments directly deliver services to children and young people, including child and maternal health, childcare, early learning centres and kindergartens, before and after school care, and youth services. Local governments strongly focus on child safety and ensure that their staff are educated on child safety issues and how to respond.
ChildSafe Australia is the expert in child safety that you can rely on to help you meet your council’s child safety requirements. ChildSafe’s framework strengthens your council’s screening, training, incident reporting, and risk management.
ChildSafe empower organisations with training resources and tools to develop a culture of safe people, safe programs and safe places.