Please note, the time advertised is according to AEST.
In this webinar, Ms Mandla will focus on the importance of robust child safety policies and codes of conduct to promote the safety of children and young people in organisations where they spend time.
The implementation of child safety policies and procedures is a common thread in the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. A robust child safeguarding organisational policy framework is a strong foundation on which to build a child safe environment.
Principle 10 of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations recommends that policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people, but the need for a strong policy platform underpins a number of the other principles including:
Principles 4: Robust recruitment and screening
Principles 5: Effective complaints management
Principles 8: Regular improvement
Learn how developing a child safety policy can help you build a child safe environment.
- Learn how to develop a child safety policy for your organisation
- Learn how to implement procedures that encourage an effective response to concerns, allegations or incidences of child abuse
- Understand the importance of an effective code of conduct in safeguarding children in your organisation
Who should attend?
This webinar is designed for professionals who work or engage with children or young people. 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
Ms Kathryn Mandla is the Head of the National Office for Child Safety. The National Office provides leadership in the development of national strategies and initiatives to enhance children’s safety and reduce future harm to children. Ms Mandla has worked as a senior executive in the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services (DSS) responsible for children and family policies and programs, including family safety. Ms Mandla also managed the Australian Government’s housing and homelessness policy and programs. Prior to joining DSS, Ms Mandla worked for the Queensland Government as a senior executive responsible for child protection policy and programs, and headed up the Office for Women.
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