Safeguarding Children and Young People Portal

We offer a range of services, courses and professional development programs to help individuals and organisations understand and apply child-safe and child- friendly practices and policies.

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Safeguarding children during COVID-19

We have developed resources to help your work with children, young people and their families make sense of what they are seeing, hearing and feeling during this challenging time of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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ACU Safeguarding Children Capability Framework

ACU Safeguarding Children Capability Framework

Our Safeguarding Children Capability Framework informs all courses, programs, services and information provided by ACU.

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For policy makers and organisational leaders

For policy makers and organisational leaders

We provide valuable information and resources for policy makers and organisational leaders to understand their role and responsibility to keep children and young people safe within their organisations.

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For practitioners and workers

For practitioners and workers

We provide a range of resources and tools for professionals who are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

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For kids

Child rights

We believe that every child and young person has the right to be safe and that children and young people’s safety is everybody’s responsibility.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledgment of country

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and work, and we pay respects to Elders both past and present.

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Kids Helpline

1800 55 1800

This portal is aimed at people working in youth-serving organizations to help them better prevent and respond to harm to children.

If you would like to talk to a trained professional about what you’ve seen on the Portal, or need help, please call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.


If you believe a child or young person is in immediate danger, call Police on 000.

Emergency and safety

Further information

For further information on crisis responses and reporting child abuse and neglect, see: Australian Institue of Family Studies website.

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