The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to a culture of child safety within the department.
What are the Child Safe Standards?
The Child Safe Standards are compulsory minimum standards designed to create safe environments for children, ensure that the safety of children is promoted and ensure that allegations of child abuse are properly responded to and investigated.
What has the department done to comply with the standards?
The Department of Justice and Community Safety:
- takes all allegations of child abuse and harm seriously and is committed to quickly and strongly responding to all allegations of child abuse or reportable conduct made against employees
- has developed a Child Safe Policy and a Child Safe Code of Conduct
- is committed to taking all reasonable steps to ensure that it engages suitable and appropriate people to work with children
- has adopted a risk management approach to identifying, reducing and responding to risks of child abuse
- has introduced strategies to promote the participation and empowerment of children.
If you wish to learn more about about the Child Safe Standards you can:
- Read about an overview of the Child Safe Standards and Reportable Conduct Scheme and Betrayal of Trust implementation on this website.
- Visit the Commission for Children and Young People's website