• Maintaining a Safeguarding Culture

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    The Safeguarding Children Program is fundamentally about implementing and sustaining processes that create a safeguarding culture and ensure the on-going safety of children and young people within organisations. But, once organisations have begun this process, how do they go about maintaining a culture that protects children?

  • Lessons from the Royal Commission Part 3

    In part 3 of our series looking at lessons from the Royal Commission thus far, we outline some of the important insights in relation to child safe recruitment, monitoring and screening processes. This post shares practical examples of the kinds of questions to ask in the recruitment process.

  • Initiating Organisational Change

    Guest blogger, Melinda Crole from the YMCA shares insights on how they have gone about initiating organisational change to safeguard children. 

  • Lessons from the Royal Commission Part 2

    In part 2 of our series looking at lessons from the Royal Commission thus far, we outline some of the important insights in relation to the nature and prevalence of child sexual abuse; perpetrators and organisational awareness of abuse.

  • Changes in child protection law - what you need to know

    Our work with the Safeguarding Children Program sees us connecting with a wide variety of organisations around Australia who are working with children and young people.  One issue that proves tricky for many, is the constantly changing legislative landscape.  We thought we might use this post to bring you up to date with some of the new laws in Victoria that affect ALL ADULTS in Victoria. We will look at other states and territories in subsequent posts.