Child Safe Standards Scheme – NSW

The Child Safe Standards Scheme was passed by NSW Parliament on 10 November 2021.

Under the new Scheme, child-related organisations including education and early childhood, will be required to implement the 10 Child Safe Standards. Under the legislation, the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) has more power to monitor and investigate how organisations implement the Child Safe Standards to support the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

To assist services implement the Child Safe Standards, the NSW Regulatory Authority in consultation with the OCG released a Guide to the Child Safe Standards in August.

The Childcare Centre Desktop has been working towards a national commitment to the Child Safe Standards when reviewing and developing policies and resources over the past 12-18 months. We also developed a Child Safe Standards NSW Checklist to assist services audit and check current policies and practices and provide points for critical reflection and discussion.

Find this resource in Audits & Checklist Library. Quality Area 2. Child Safe Standards NSW Checklist or search using the search tool. If you are not a member of the Desktop follow this link for more information.

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