What Are The Standards?

It takes many components to build an organisation with a culture of child safety. The Standards should act as a starting point from which the organisation can take action.

The Child Safe Standards incorporate:

  1. Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
  2. A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
  3. A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
  4. Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
  5. Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
  6. Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse
  7. Strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.

 What Action Should I Take?

  1. Develop a working group or sub-committee to lead your organisations focus on developing a child safe culture
  2. Undertake a child safety review to identify:
  1. Understand your level of risk in relation to the services and activities you provide to your members
  2. Identify what further information, advice and support you need
  3. Develop and implement an action plan to ensure your organisation meets the Standards
  4. Consider the needs of your members (clubs & associations) and what assistance they may require


HBA Child Safety Officer

Stewart Evans (HBA General Manager)

M: 0411 708 361



HBA Child Safety Documentation

HBA Statement of Commitment

HBA Child Safety Guidelines


Child Safety Resources

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