Moores have helped organisations ensure the protection and safety of children for over 40 years.
Our team of child safety lawyers work closely with regulators, stakeholders and survivors and complainants to strategically advise clients in a manner that preserves their reputation as a child safe organisation.
We can help you with
Child safety does not exist in a vacuum and it often intersects with other considerations such as privacy, governance, compliance and workplace. We work closely with the not-for-profit, workplace and education teams to ensure that we can provide you with comprehensive support.
In doing so, we are
able to advise on child safety issues across your organisation such as:
your staff, volunteers, management and board;
a child safety strategy and providing guidance to your board to make strategic
decisions such as joining the National Redress Scheme;
organisations implement stringent recruitment and screening mechanisms to
reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel; and
on responding to concerns and claims including investigations, crisis
management and response, litigation and responding to historical abuse.
National legislative expertise in child safety
We are one of the
only firms in Australia that can advise on child safety across all states in
Australia. Child safety legislation is complex and varies from state-to-state.
We guide national organisations through this complicated legislative landscape to
ensure a cohesive approach that is legally compliant.
What you can expect
A trauma-sensitive approach
Child safety is a sensitive topic and at Moores, we understand the need for more than just a strictly legal approach. In our training and prevention work, we acknowledge society’s failings in the past and give organisations the tools to be on the right side of history. Importantly, our child safety lawyers take a supportive and collaborative approach to managing complaints and concerns in a manner to best achieve positive outcomes for the organisation and the survivor.
Most recently we have:
organisations through the Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child
- worked with regulators such as the Commission for Children and Young People, Victorian Institute of Teachers and the Police in relation to child abuse allegations and investigations;
education and resources to thousands of individuals regarding child safety and
online safety; and
- partnered with Our Community and the Institute of Community Directors Australia to publish the Child Safety Toolkit, a free resource to help organisations comply with child safety laws in a bid to eradicate child abuse in our society.