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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 and Child Development (DECD).

Visit the DECD website to find information about child safe environments.