Child Safety Standard 2
Child Safety Standard 2 – Child Safety and Well-being is embedded in organizational leadership, governance, and culture.
Clubs should focus on
- The organization makes a public commitment to child safety.
- A child-safe culture is championed and modeled at all levels of the organization from the top down and bottom up.
- Governance arrangements facilitate the implementation of the Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy at all levels.
- A Code of Conduct provides guidelines for staff and volunteers on expected behavioral standards and responsibilities.
- Risk management strategies focus on preventing, identifying, and mitigating risks to children and young people.
- Staff and volunteers understand their obligations on information sharing and record keeping.
Documents required for compliance
- Public commitment to child safety is available and on display for public access.
- Child safety and wellbeing policy that set outs the Club’s expectations and practices about each of the standards.
- The code of conduct sets out the expectations regarding the behavior of staff and volunteers with children.
- Code of conduct that promotes and maintains child safety and wellbeing.
Actions required for compliance
- All involved in the organization must make sure to model a child safe culture.
- Express support for keeping children safe, act when they have concerns about children’s safety, and priorities the safety of children as part of everyday practice.
- Leaders of the organization set clear expectations around child safety and ensure the child safety and wellbeing policy is implemented by staff and volunteers.
- Leaders promote a culture of reporting that has a top-down effect throughout the business.
- Regular reviews of the Club’s performance in delivering child safety and well-being.
- All in the organization understand what is required when acting in the delivery of child safety and wellbeing.
- The Club’s governance supervises whether risk assessment and management in the organization is actively focused on identifying, preventing, and reducing the risk of child abuse and harm.
- All are involved in the organization under their information-sharing and record-keeping obligations.
- The code of conduct is communicated to all involved in the organization and how to uphold and comply with it is transparently communicated.
1. Guide to Responding and Reporting to Child Safe Concerns
2. Guidelines for Physical Contact when Working with Children
3. Guidelines for Communication when Working with Children
4. Child Safety E-Safety Guide
5. Child Safety Code of Conduct Declaration Form