We understand that not all organisations will want to participate in the Accreditation Program or invite an external organisation to evaluate their operations, deliver training or develop policy. To support these organisations, we offer a Child Wise coaching program that works alongside leadership teams and/or child safety officers to enable them to strengthen the child safety capacity of their organisations.
What does child safety coaching entail?
This program includes a monthly leadership coaching session, each one focusing on a different aspect of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. Leaders and child safety officers attending the sessions will gain a deeper understanding of that element of child safety and will have the opportunity to work with their Child Wise coach to develop improvement strategies. This program is best delivered across a year when the organisation has prioritised a focus on child safety.
The child safety coaching program is suitable for leadership teams in organisations such as:
- Sports organisations
- Community services
- Councils, and more
Coaching can occur face-to-face, or via online channels if the organisation is located remotely.
How does child safety coaching work?
Coaching is available for the person or team that has lead responsibility for child safety.
Coaching can occur face-to-face, or via Skype.
As part of the Child Wise Coaching Program, organisations may also wish to undertake a child safety Self-Assessment. More information can be found here