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Child safe environments

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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:

  • health
  • welfare
  • education
  • sporting
  • recreational
  • religious
  • spiritual
  • childcare
  • residential
  • cultural
  • entertainment
  • party.

These organisations must have in place a child safe policy, meet relevant history obligations and lodge a compliance statement.

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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.