Templates and samples
Other resources, documents and links referenced in Child Safe eLearning units are listed below.
Introduction | Risk management | Situational prevention | Policies and procedures | Recruitment processes | Organisational culture | Reporting allegations and incidents | The Working With Children Check
Policies and procedures
Reporting allegations and incidents
The Working With Children Check
The NSW Office of Sport has tools and resources for people who manage sport for children in NSW. They also provide face-to-face child safe training designed specifically for a sporting context. To register go to: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/childsafety/training
Play By The Rules is a national program that provides useful information, training and guidance on child safe sport. It has resources for club administrators, officials, coaches, players and spectators to keep children’s sport safe, fair and inclusive. Resources include policy templates, eLearning, posters and toolkits for a variety of sport-related roles. http://www.playbytherules.net.au/
Childsafe is a charity that serves organisations working with children and young people, with the goal of improving child safety. To access resources and support go to http://www.childsafe.org.au/
Kidsafe is a charity dedicated to preventing childhood injuries and reducing death and disabilities associated with accidents in children under the age of 15. https://kidsafe.com.au/
Headspace provides tailored and holistic mental health support to 12 - 25 year olds with a focus on early intervention. It provides counselling, education and employment services and alcohol and other substance advice. Find out more at http://www.headspace.org.au/
The Kids Helpline is a confidential telephone counselling service for children and young people. You can call 1800 55 1800 24/7.
Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. You can call Lifeline’s confidential 24 hour crisis support service on 13 11 14 to talk about:
- Abuse and trauma
- Physical or mental wellbeing
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Stresses from work, family or society
You can call the Family and Community Services Helpline to report suspected abuse or neglect of children or young people on 132 111 or TTY 1800 212 936 (for the hearing impaired). The Child Protection Helpline operates 24/7. All reports are treated confidentially and you can remain anonymous if you wish. https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/families/Protecting-kids/reporting-child-at-risk
Youth Health Services in NSW provide multidisciplinary, primary healthcare to young people. Focusing on engaging disadvantaged young people, they deliver flexible and unique services to young people in relaxed and comfortable youth-friendly environments. https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/kidsfamilies/youth/Pages/health-services-yp.aspx
Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Counselling (CASA) is available to children and adolescents aged 2-19 who have been impacted by sexual abuse and/or assault. Find out more at http://www.familyservices.bc.ca/programs-a-services/full-service-listing/21-child-and-adolescent-sexual-abuse-counselling-services
Keep Them Safe: A shared approach to child wellbeing is the NSW Government's plan to re-shape the way family and community services are delivered in NSW. Keep Them Safe includes actions to enhance the universal service system, improve prevention and early intervention services, better protect children at risk, support Aboriginal children and families, and strengthen partnerships with non-government organisations in the delivery of community services. http://www.keepthemsafe.nsw.gov.au/home
Sexual Assault Services: The NSW Government has services for people who have been assaulted or who need advice or support. You can find a service close to you at: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/parvan/sexualassault/Pages/health-sas-services.aspx
Identify and Respond to Young People and Children at Risk is a workshop that provides you with the opportunity to update your legislative knowledge and to explore some of the complex issues surrounding the recognition of, and response to abuse, neglect and risk of harm. You can find out how to attend a session by going to http://www.acwa.asn.au/about/contact/in-house-services/
The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) promotes quality child abuse prevention research and supports the safety and wellbeing of children and young people It also coordinates National Child Protection Week. You can find out more here: https://www.napcan.org.au/about-us/
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner provides online safety resources for schools, parents and communities. It has an information page on individual apps, games and social networking sites your children might access and may need protection from. Find out more here: https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources
Bullying no way provides information for parents and carers about bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence in schools. If you want to talk to someone contact the NSW Parentline on 1300 1300 52 24/7 or go to http://bullyingnoway.gov.au/parents/index.html
In-house services such as Child Wellbeing Units may be available in your workplace, club or religious organisation. They will provide general information and support as well as information that is specific to your organisation.
Disclaimer: This information may be subject to change. Other resources are available. If you think a child is in immediate risk of harm and abuse, you should call the NSW Child Protection Helpline 132 111 or NSW Police 131 444.