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Group Training - Keeping Children and Young People Safe - Level 1

- aligned to VIC 11 Child Safe Standards


ChildSafe Australia’s Keeping Children and Young People Safe – Level 1 is designed for all people who work with children and young people. This interactive group training is designed to provide your team with a good understanding of child safety in organisations and your role in creating a safe environment.

Based on the 11 VIC Child Safety Standards and the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, ChildSafe’s comprehensive training assists staff, employees, contractors and volunteers in creating safer environments for children and young people.

Key learning

Through this Level 1 module, you will learn –


  • Why child safety is important
  • How organisations can create a culture of safety
    • Who are children and vulnerable people
    • How to build a culture of safety and care
    • What is your duty of care
  • How organisations and individuals can empower children
    • Principles of empowerment and inclusion
    • Importance of sexual abuse prevention programs
    • How you can empower children and vulnerable people
  • How to involve families and communities
    • Open communications and engagement
    • Your role in open communications and engagement
  • How diversity and equity are promoted and respected
    • Equitable access and how we can support equity
    • The difference between equality and equity
  • How to ensure staff and volunteers are suitable and supported
    • What the steps are for appointing and screening suitable Safe People like you
    • What policies relate to working with children in your jurisdiction
    • What the appropriate behaviour of a Safe Team is
  • How your organisation’s policies and practices, and effective complaints management should be accessible and responsive to indicators of abuse and disclosure
    • What the impact of abuse is and how to respond sensitively to a child or vulnerable person who discloses abuse
    • What constitutes reasonable belief
    • What are the barriers to reporting child abuse and how to be prepared to report child abuse to authorities
  • The importance of education and training for staff and volunteers, and how your organisation can ensure that staff and volunteers are able to identify indicators of child harm and respond effectively
    • What abuse is and the key abuse categories
    • What the indicators/signs of abuse are
    • Some common myths about abuse
  • The importance of managing physical and online environments
    • The purpose and importance of safety and risk planning
    • Basic risk factors and a scenario for evaluation of risks
    • High risk activities and critical incidents
    • Some risks in an online environment
  • How conducting reviews ensures that policies and procedures, including record-keeping practices, are being implemented by staff and volunteers
    • Importance of reviews to improved implementation
    • How you can support the review and improvement process.
  • The need for your organisation to have policies and procedures documenting how it ensures children’s safety and wellbeing
    • What appropriate behaviour is and how the Code of Conduct supports and regulates behaviours within the organisation
    • How to build a culture of safety and care
    • How the Code of Conduct can practically address specific situations and disputes


ChildSafe’s training for your organisation will also include reference to your major child safety documents:

    • Child Safety Policy
    • Code of Conduct
    • Complaints/reporting process

Engaging scenarios – for your sector

Over 15 years of experience validate that participants are most effective when they have the opportunity to apply the knowledge they learn.

ChildSafe’s training for organisations includes real-life scenarios that engage participants, build on their training, and assist them in understanding how they can put child safety into practice.


I have attended child safe training for at least a decade and this is most comprehensive child safe training I have participated in. Love the audience engagement.

Church Sector - QLD

Looking forward to digging into some of the resources mentioned to further create a culturally safe environment for A&TSI children.

Government sector - VIC

Laura was really great, helping us through what was difficult but important content. She really helped us to apply the principles we discussed back to our own organisation.

Government sector - VIC

Enjoyed the information and the opportunity to be reassured we’re on the right track.

ChildCare sector - VIC

Course duration


Who is this course designed for?

An introductory module specifically for child-facing roles. Level 1 provides a base of training suitable for all STAFF and VOLUNTEERS.

Course delivery

Group training via face-to-face or live training webinar.

Up to 50 participants

Certificate on completion

Available on arrangement.

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