Child Safe Organisations Project Report

    Child Safe Organisations Project Report

    Making sure children and young people with disability are safe when engaging with organisations can be challenging. Staff, volunteers and employers can struggle to guarantee safety and protection from being harmed. Organisations need to pay special attention to ensuring safety when they develop programs and practices.

    The National Principles for Child Safe Organisations aims to provide a nationally consistent approach to creating organisational cultures that foster child safety and wellbeing. This is a good first step.

    The next challenge is to put the principles into practice in a way that supports all children and young people. This should include children and young people with disability.

    To help organisations put the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations into practice, CYDA has conducted consultations with a broad range of stakeholders, including:

    • young people with disability
    • families of children and young people with disability
    • representatives of organisations that engage with young people with disability

    This report discusses the findings from the consultations.

    CYDA will use this report to develop resources for organisations. The resources will support organisations to keep children and young people with disability safe and supported.