Online training is a good option for organisations that don’t have resources available to facilitate the training and for those who legitimately can’t attend limited face-to-face training schedules. ChildSafe Online training provides:
- Attendance to core safety content (with face-to-face time reserved for context and organisation specific issues)
- Reliable training for remote staff and volunteers
- Consistency with the same rigour for addressing topics to all users
- Automatic credit to users in the online system, after successful completion of tests
- Effective refresher training option
- A ChildSafe certificate, subject to passing online test
ChildSafe have also built a universal base-level training module accessible via an external training portal. See the following link for more details:
Training via Face to Face or Webinar
ChildSafe training provides flexible options for delivery of awareness training. Face-to-face or webinar training provides benefits like local context and direct questioning. Organisations wanting ChildSafe to facilitate their training should contact ChildSafe for further information.
Here are the types of training we currently offer:
1. Level One / ‘Team Member’
An introductory module specifically for child-facing roles. Level
One / ‘Team Members’ are people appointed and involved in
working within your programs, usually within the context of a
team. Team Members are appointed by the organisation for the
task, working at ‘ground level’.
- Why ChildSafe training?
- A ‘ChildSafe’ framework
- Code of Conduct
- Safety management to prevent harm
- Recognising abuse
- Responding to harm and abuse
2. Level Two / ‘Team Leader’
Building on Level One. Level Two / ‘Team Leaders’ are appointed and involved in working within
your programs, usually leading a team. Team Leaders are appointed by the organisation for the
task, managing Team Members / group leaders.
- Why child safety management?
- Appointing Team Members & screening
- Incident & critical incident response
- Abuse disclosure & reporting to authorities
- Risk, safety & treating safety risks
- Analyse and evaluate safety risks
- Safety and activity plans
3. Level Three / ‘Coordinator’
Building on Level Two. Level Three / ‘Coordinators’ are appointed by senior leaders and involved
in the practical oversight of your program operations. The Coordinator ensures that all
programs and events under their area of responsibility operate according to ‘child safe’ policies
and guidelines. They also usually have a prime role in managing response to serious incidents
- Safety management introduction
- Setting up a safety culture
- State jurisdiction, child safety review
- Appointing and managing safety leaders
- Organisation specific policies and processes
- Integrating safety management into your organisation
- Reviewing practice
- Critical incident response
4. Level Four / ‘Risk Management Officer’ (RMO)
Risk Management Officers are responsible for ensuring that the organisation as a whole is
implementing ChildSafe policies and procedures properly and effectively. They support
people at the Coordinator level with resources, advice, incident response and management
options. They represent the prime authority on safety in the organisation reportable to the
Organisation most senior leadership.
ChildSafe ‘training’ at this level is usually in a consultative capacity to the one or few at this
level, including Boards.
5. Ten National Principles for child Safe Organisations
- Background to and review of National Ten Principles
- Practical implementation
- Workshop implementation strategies (according
to delivery format)
6. Culture & Abuse (Sporting focus)
- Training review of culture as leading good practice
- Recognising and managing the difficulty of abuse and its effects
- Responding to abuse
- Outline of Child Safety Standards
- Real-life Sports scenarios
7. State Standards / Guidelines
- Training review of key state instruments and their relevance in your (industry) context.
- Understanding culture leading compliance, and understanding specific compliance
- Overview of ‘Reportable Conduct’ schemes and mandatory reporting as applicable.
- Brief overview of National child safe principles, that all States have committed to at
COAG 2019, with many individual State actions yet to be revealed.
8. Body Safety Education & Training
- ChildSafe train the educators of children, more likely to
be the part of children’s trusted safety network
- how to teach and empower younger children to
understand the ‘5 body safety rules’ to protect children
from harm and abuse, utilising the 10 lesson plans
- a strong resource pack with significant resources to
assist learning for children
- A partnership with Jayneen Sanders (Educate 2
9. Dealing with Critical Incidents
150 mins +
- Understanding purpose of an Emergency Response Team (ERT) or similar team.
- Describe their role within the ERT, and how that might occur within several scenario-based situations.
- Understand Child Protection issues arising within the organisation, including suspicion, allegation or disclosure of abuse.
- Understand jurisdictions for your State or Territory
10. Safeguarding Children Training (Leisure Management Centres)
- The importance of child safety management
- Recognising abuse
- Identifying grooming behaviours
- Abuse disclosure and reporting to authorities
- Risk, safety and treating safety risks
- Incident and critical incident response
- The unique environment of an aquatic and leisure
facility and the associated risks
- A partnership with Leisure Management Excellence
- Custom compiled training for other specific purpose and/or protocols. (contact ChildSafe for details)