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Keeping children and young people safe is a responsibility shared by organisations across a range of different sectors. Most commonly, organisations may engage with children and young people by:
- Providing a service to them directly, i.e. child focused organisations such as schools, early childhood, out-of-home care services, health and medical services;
- Providing employment or volunteering opportunities to them, most commonly in retail stores and the fast food industry; and/or
- Providing sports, recreational and cultural events and activities where children may be present as visitors or participants.
Children explore the world, live and play with innocence and with a much greater vulnerability to harm and exploitation. Organisations where children spend time have a duty of care to ensure their safety.
Government and stakeholder expectations around child safeguarding have increased in recent years as a result of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and other inquiries. Significant reputational and funding risks exist for organisations that are not able to demonstrate a robust focus on managing child safeguarding risks to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in their care. Depending on the size and complexity of the organisation, tackling child safeguarding risks may feel like an overwhelming task.
In this webinar, Ms Hawkins will provide an overview of risk management strategies that aim to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in organisations where they spend time based on the requirements of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
- Understand some of the challenges around child safety risk management in organisations
- Understand how the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations apply to risk management
- Learn how to strengthen risk management policies and practices to promote the safety of children and young people in your organisation
Who should attend?
This webinar is designed for professionals who work or engage with children or young people at their workplace. The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations are applicable to organisations in Australia where children and young people spend time, including but not limited to community services, education, health, retail, not-for-profit, sports and other industries.
About the speaker
Rochelle Hawkins, Director, Risk Assurance, KPMG
Rochelle leads KPMG’s Risk Assurance Child Safeguarding team.
She has led some of KPMG’s largest risk, governance and compliance engagements for public and private sector organisations in the health, ageing and human services sector. She has more than 10 years’ experience in helping organisations manage their social, corporate, reputational and strategic risks to keep children safe.