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Child Safe Environments

The Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 (SA) requires that prescribed organisations:

  • develop policies and procedures to ensure child safe environments [s 114(1)(b)] and
  • lodge a child safe environments compliance statement setting out their child safe environment policies and procedures [s 114(3)]

These policies and procedures must comply with standards and principles issued from time to time by the Chief Executive, Department of Human Services [s 145(a)]. The standards of care for ensuring the safety of children and young people include standards for addressing bullying by children within the organisation. The Principles of Good Practice issued by the Chief Executive of the Department of Human Services are available online.

A prescribed organisation must, at the request of a person in relation to whom the prescribed organisation provides, or is to provide, a service, produce for inspection a copy of the policies and procedures prepared or adopted [s 114].

Child Safe Environments  :  Last Revised: Tue Oct 15th 2019
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