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Change to Child Protection Culture a process by necessity

Ensuring an organisation meets Child Protection Standards requires a process of culture change encompassing the whole organisation. Royal Commission Since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, organisations have been implementing the recommendations to meet Child Safe standards. This includes many faith based organisations we work with from our personal understanding of …

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Child Protection Legislation Training doesn’t have to be focussed on Legislation

At CarersEd we ensure that participants come away from our Child Protection training filled with real life understanding of how to protect children, well beyond a simple understanding of legislation. Dry Reading Often when I hear of others experiences of legislative training, I hear of dry readings through boring pieces of legislation, with little passion …

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Important changes to NSW Legislation from 1st March 2020

Changes to NSW legislation on 1st March 2020 will impact all organisations working with children. These changes will be reflected in the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and the Children’s Guardian Bill 2019. Rather than the responsibility for Reportable Conduct falling under the NSW Ombudsman, this will move to the Children’s …

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ACT Mandates Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

The Australian Capital Territory has becomes the first jurisdiction to pass laws that when enacted will mandate reporting by all adults of suspected child sexual abuse. “…a review concluded [of laws were to be based on ones recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse] the laws should be widened to apply …

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