All children have the right to be safe and to feel safe all of the time. A child safe organisation values children and is committed to treating their needs and their safety as the top priority. It means taking serious proactive steps to prevent physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect or any kind of harm. Child Safe Organisations move beyond safety and demonstrates a commitment to children's/young people's wellbeing. They are committed to creating environments where children/young people experience genuine engagement and agency, can thrive, reach their full potential, and talk about their worries safely and openly.
In light of the Royal Commission we know that it is critical to embed a child safe culture into every single organisation that has anything to do with children or young people, either directly or indirectly. This means that every member of an organisation needs to understand their role in proactively keeping children safe, helping them thrive and preventing child abuse and neglect.
This interactive workshop covers:
Background of child safe organisation development
Establishing and maintaining a child safe culture
Child inclusive practice
How to create child safe and friendly environments
Key elements of a child safe organisation
Catering: Tea and coffee will be provided.
This session runs from 9.30-3.00pm with allocated breaks including a lunch break for all participants. As the workshop is delivered free of charge to the community, we are not able to offer catering, therefore we ask that you BYO your lunch or make yourself familiar with the location of the training to buy lunch. Please be mindful that fridge might not be available depends on the training location.
Who should attend?
You should attend this workshop if you work in an organisation that deals directly or indirectly with children.
All members of the organisation need to attend because we all have a responsibility to help create a culture of child safety in your organisation.
You are encouraged to attend this workshop even if you are already attending another NAPCAN workshop about mandatory reporting.
**A maximum of 5 people per organisation can register per workshop**
Note re venues: We are still confirming venues for some of our workshops. Once registration is complete you will be notified when this is available.
To book, participants will need to visit www.napcan.org.au and click on the Training link. Or direct link to https://napcan.ismartsoftware.net/iRegister/Courses
NAPCAN – the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – promotes world-class child abuse prevention research; advocates for child safe policies and strategies; coordinates campaigns and initiatives; and demonstrates best practice.