Child Protection Toolkit

Moores, together with our partner, Our Community, are today releasing an important new resource to help not-for-profits and schools protect children and meet their legal responsibilities to prevent child abuse.

The Child Protection Toolkit sets out practical advice to help organisations across Australia meet their child protection obligations (including new obligations that came into force for most Victorian not-for-profit organisations on January 1), and ensure their environment is a safe place for children.The toolkit it designed to provide practical advice to organisations of all sizes across the country. It includes a rundown on laws and obligations in every state and territory, child-safe volunteer and employee recruitment and screening tips, template policies and code of conduct, and a checklist to ensure your organisation is meeting its obligations and, if not, knows where to go to get help.

The toolkit has been designed to provide practical advice to organisations of all sizes across the country. It includes a rundown on laws and obligations in every state and territory, child-safe volunteer and employee recruitment and screening tips, template policies and code of conduct, and a checklist to ensure your organisation is meeting its obligations and, if not, knows where to go to get help.

By making the toolkit available at no cost to Australian organisations, Moores and Our Community aim to play our part in helping to preserve every child’s right to a safe childhood.

“By downloading this toolkit and putting in place the strategies, policies and procedures it recommends, organisations will be taking the first invaluable step toward preventing child abuse,” said lead author Catherine Brooks, a principal at Moores.

“It’s vital we as a community work together to reduce the number of Australian children experiencing neglect or abuse. We’d like to see these figures reduced to zero.”

The toolkit is available at: www.ourcommunity.com.au/childprotectiontoolkit

Child Protection Webinar

Moores will be holding a webinar from 1pm-2pm on Thursday, March 17 to help not-for-profit organisations and schools get up to speed with child protection rules across the country.

Moores will outline the current child protection legal framework, including mandatory reporting, penalties for non-compliance and practical tips to ensure compliance, including with the seven new child safety standards that have just been introduced in Victoria (while these standards only legally apply in Victoria, they are relevant to organisations across the country).

To register your attendance and for more information click here!

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