MaintenanceIn the lead-up to the 2019 state election, the department’s website and other channels will operate in line with the caretaker conventions. This means there will be limited updates from 1 March 2019 until the election is finalised.

NSW caretaker period has commenced.

The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 1 March 2019. Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from 1 March 2019 will be available on this website.

For copies of recently issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party, go to the website of the relevant political party.

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Risk management

Why have a risk management strategy or plan?

Everyone working in child-related employment can pose some risk for children. All these risks are best identified and managed through the development of an effective risk management strategy or plan.

Developing a risk management plan doesn’t have to be hard or complicated, but risk management only becomes truly successful when a risk management perspective permeates the culture of an organisation so that it is an everyday part of organisational life.

Developing a risk management strategy or plan

When developing a risk management strategy or plan, organisations should consider the formal processes outlined in the national standard for risk management, the Risk Management Strategy - AS/NZS ISO 3100 (2009)

But while the formal processes of risk management are very important, successful risk management can be dependent on informal processes as well. What happens at the informal level by every worker in their everyday activities can be just as valuable as the formal processes.

Find out more about identifying risks and risk management processes.

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