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Child Safe Environments


Developed by the Department for Child Protection, this full day course will support individuals to understand their obligations under the Child Protection Act (1993) to provide child safe environments within their role in working with or alongside children.

Child Safe Environments training

Currently there are no sessions scheduled for this training.

Please feel free to check this page in the future, or call us on (08) 8234 5219 if you require further information.

Please note: This is not the same course as Responding to Abuse and Neglect (formerly known as 'Mandated Notification') which is essential for all teachers and staff working with children and young people on DECD sites.


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. Commitment to promoting the safety, wellbeing and participation of children and young people should be firmly embedded in every organisation’s culture. This commitment should be reflected in their policies and procedures and understood and practiced at all levels of the organisation. Organisations that do not take appropriate steps to protect children’s safety and wellbeing may be poorly equipped to manage and respond to risks that may arise regarding the safety and well-being of children accessing their services.


What is a child safe environment?

A child safe environment is a safe and friendly setting where children feel respected, valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Organisations providing a child safe environment: take a preventative, proactive and participatory stance on child protection issues value and embrace the opinions and views of children and young people assist children and young people to build skills that will assist them to participate in society are focused on the protection of children and young people and take action to protect them from harm provide parents, guardians or carers with evidence of their child safe environments policies and procedures when requested. 


Who must provide a child safe environment?

You must provide a child safe environment under Section 11 (2) of the Children's Protection Act (1993) if your business or organisation is in the field of: 

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

This applies to:

  • government organisations
  • local government organisations
  • non-government organisations
  • sole traders and people working in partnerships.


Requirements and links to further information from the Department for Education and Child Development

Organisations must: