Although most adults working with children and young people feel that it is their responsibility to keep kids safe, many report that they do not always have the skills or resources to do so.
In this section, we will provide tools, activities and other resources that organisations and practitioners can use to:
reflect on practice, as an individual or in a team, to identify ways that to prevent harm to children and young people and respond when they experience abuse
reflect on and enhance practice
communicate with children, young people, parents and the community about safety and child safe strategies
engage with children and young people to promote child safety, identify their worries, concerns and needs, and empower children to be part of the discussion about safety in your organisation.
Our Institute of Child Protection Studies will be adding more resources over the coming months to support organisations to keep children safe. In the meantime, practitioners might want to explore the Kids Central Toolkit, which supports child-centred practice and includes over 60 practice tools and resources.
This portal is aimed at people working in youth-serving organisations to help them better prevent and respond to harm to children.
If you would like to talk to a trained professional about what you have 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.