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New Toolkit Shows NFPs How to Create a Child Safe Organisation

A new toolkit has been launched in the wake of the royal commission to help not-for-profit organisations understand the practical steps they can take to provide safe places for children.

The 2018 Child Safety Toolkit – How to Create a Child Safe Organisation, was launched on Friday by child safety agency Child Wise, training social enterprise Our Community and Victorian law firm Moores.

It offers a practical resource to ensure organisations understand mechanisms for the protection of children and compliance with the law and is based on the Child Safe Principles recommended by Australia’s landmark Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Lead author and principal at Moores, Catherine Brooks, told Pro Bono News the aim of the toolkit was to completely eradicate child abuse, particularly in community organisations.

“We know that a lot of our community organisations are really struggling to know what to do if they’re concerned about a child and particularly how to act post the royal commission,” Brooks said.

“This toolkit is meant to be a 101 guide to help them get started and create a child safe organisation.”

To view the full Pro Bono article, click here.

And to download the toolkit, click here.

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