Children and young people have a right to be safe and protected at all times, including when accessing services in the community.
The Children’s Protection Act 1993 requires certain organisations to provide a child safe environment. These organisations include:
These organisations must have in place a child safe policy, meet relevant history obligations and lodge a compliance statement.
Child safe environment compliance and regulation will continue to be managed by the Department for Education.
Visit the Education website to find information about child safe environments.