Child Safe

Fact Sheet – Appropriate Physical Contact In OOSH

There will be times when physical contact with children is necessary at your OOSH Centre, find out what is appropriate.

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Fact Sheet – Guidance for Safe Working Practice in OOSH Centres

All staff, whether paid or voluntary, have a duty to keep young people safe and to protect them from physical and emotional harm. This duty is in part exercised through the development of respectful, caring and professional relationships between staff and children.

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Code of Conduct – Child Protection

Please take a look at these new additional resources related to Child Protection. All services have a duty of care to keep children safe and should be aware of their legal responsibilities in relation to reportable misconduct. These resources have been developed in consultation with key stakeholders including the NSW Ombudsman.

The Sample Code of Conduct – Child Protection compliments the Code of Professional Practice and should be signed by all staff on commencing employment. Please adapt to suit your needs.

Sample Code of Conduct for Nominated Supervisors

Sample Policy – Reportable Conduct 

For more great resources, check list and fact sheets please go to www.ombo.nsw.gov.au

Sexual Grooming Factsheet

This factsheet provides information on grooming and how to protect children from sexual harm.

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Child Safe Organisation Training offered by The Office of The Children’s Guardian

The Office of the Children’s Guardian is running a free workshop to assist participants with implementing best practice principles for Child Safe Organisations in their workplace.

What you will learn:
• Tips and tools to make our organisation more child safe
• Policies, procedures and guidelines
•  Situational prevention
•  Risk management strategies
• Your obligations under the Working With Children Check
• Recruitment of staff / volunteers and selection tips
• Complaints handling procedures
Participants will receive a workbook with helpful information and templates.

Participants who remain for the entire duration of the workshop will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Like to know more?

Register: www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/Child-safe-organisations/Child-Safe-organisation-training for the information sessions

Visit the website http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au to view available sessions.

If you have any questions pleae call The Office of the Children’s Guardian on 02 92867202