Child Safe Standards and the Child Safe Scheme

AISNSW is supporting independent schools to implement the Child Safe Standards. The implementation process will be a way of embedding child safety into the everyday behaviours, attitudes, and practices of a school’s culture. 

Creating Safer Independent Schools Session 2 is specifically geared towards a schools’ review of their child safe practices and identifying any gaps. This training is aimed at preparing a School to demonstrate how they are implementing the Child Safe Standards or how they propose to implement the standards to demonstrate best practice. The Professional Learning session is work-shop based allowing the school to conduct a self-assessment of the different areas that are covered by the Child Safe Standards and wider child safe environment.

In-School Consultancies

Creating Safer Independent Schools - Session 2

About this program

This in-school consultancy is designed to further develop and tailor a school’s child-safe strategies to ensure they are doing all that is possible to protect students in their care. It delves more deeply into the wheel of safety, with participants engaging in practical application of the wheel to the school’s context. This session assists schools to review and assess against the Child Safe Standards.

Who is this program for?

All staff can benefit from participating, in particular, principals, deputy principals, senior executives, business managers, human resource managers, or those in schools with responsibilities in leadership, policy development, pastoral care and/or wellbeing. It is recommended that participants complete the AISNSW Reportable Conduct online module prior to attending this session. In addition, it is recommended participants have completed Creating Safer Independent Schools – Session 1.

What does the program include?

The program draws on current research and provides a range of practical strategies and tools to assist schools to examine the Child Safe Standards and how schools can implement these in their Schools to demonstrate best practices. It covers topics such as:

  • Child Safe Standards
  • the NSW child protection legislative context
  • creating a culture of safety
  • Professional Boundaries
  • school review/self-assessment

Please note: this training contains sexual abuse material including video footage of news stories and partial interviews with sexual offenders.

For more information regarding this session and registration please contact Maria Costa, Manager: Child Protection.