The Child Safe Standards
The aim of the child safe standards is to drive continuous improvement so that protecting children from abuse is embedded in everyday thinking and practice of leaders, staff and volunteers. The focus of the standards is on raising awareness and helping organisations to create and maintain child safe environments through education and training. At EBPS we take our contribution to the safety of children extremely seriously.
The Child Safe Standards have been introduced in response to the recommendations of the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations, which found that more must be done to prevent and respond to child abuse. The standards apply to all organisations that provide services for children, including early childhood services.
Creating a child safe organisation
In complying with the child safe standards, schools must include the following principles as part of each standard:
Standard 1: Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements.