- Wellbeing and comfort,
- Health and hygiene practices and procedures
- Healthy lifestyle
- Incident and emergency management
- Child protection
Encourage free play
What are the standards?
Child Safe Standard 2 – Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.
Child Safe Standard 3 – Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
Child Safe Standard 4 – Families and communities are informed, and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.
Child Safe Standard 5 – Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.
Child Safe Standard 6 – People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.
Child Safe Standard 7 – Processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.
Child Safe Standard 8 – Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
Child Safe Standard 9 – Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
Child Safe Standard 10 – Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.
Child Safe Standard 11 – Policies and procedures document how the relevant entity is safe for children and young people.
What the Standards aim to achieve
- promote the safety of children
- prevent child abuse
- ensure organisations have effective processes in place to respond to and report all allegations of child abuse.
- driving changes in organisational culture – embedding child safety in everyday thinking and practice
- providing a minimum standard of child safety
- highlighting that we all have a role to keep children safe from abuse.
- Strengthening family and parent awareness
- Scaffolding children’s capacity and awareness of their own safety and strategies to keep themselves safe
- Stronger consideration for online environments
- The cultural safety of Aboriginal children through culturally safe environments
- Professional Learning and Development With the introduction of the new standards, all Kool Kidz employees have undergone extensive training to strengthen their capacity and awareness of The Child Safe Standards and their obligations of identifying and responding to harm.
- Self-assessment each Kool Kidz site has undergone audits of their learning, play and digital environments, policies and procedures, programs and practice to ensure adherence to the standards