Safe Space Legal Child Safety and Safeguarding

Safeguarding Training

At Safe Space Legal, our mission is to equip organisations with the knowledge and tools they need to keep children and vulnerable people safe. We specialise in providing comprehensive child safety, child protection and safeguarding training, both in person and online, to cater to the diverse needs of modern organisations.

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Our Expertise in Child Safety Safeguarding Training

Our team of legal experts have over 50 years in collective experience in child safety and safeguarding. We understand the importance of adapting to the evolving landscape of safeguarding children and vulnerable people, which is why we offer a range of training solutions tailored to your specific requirements and budgets.

Customised Training Solutions

Whether you are a school, early learning centre, youth service organisation, council, religious institution, disability service provider, aged care provider, or any entity interacting with children and vulnerable people, our training programs can be customised to address your unique circumstances and safeguarding needs.

In-Person Training and Workshops

Interactive and engaging workshops conducted on-site or online, to train your staff in identifying indicators of harm, understanding types of abuse, reporting obligations, duty of care, responding to harm, and fostering a culture of safety.

Online Training Modules

Convenient and accessible e-learning modules that allow your team to access essential training from anywhere, at their own pace – Coming in 2024

The Benefits of Choosing Safe Space Legal for Child Safety and Safeguarding Training

Flexible Training

We offer both in-person and online training options, allowing you to choose what works best for your organisation. We provide fixed price options to suit a range of budgets to ensure that regardless of the size of your organisation you are able to meet your mandatory training needs and comply with your duty of care.

Compliance Assurance

We are acutely aware of the constantly evolving legislative landscape in child safety and safeguarding, and we ensure that our training complies with all relevant child safety and safeguarding laws, is up to date and current.

Expert Guidance

Our team combines legal expertise with practical insights to help you navigate child safety and safeguarding challenges effectively. Our training includes valuable case studies to practice applying the knowledge you have learned in our training to real-life scenarios.

Tailored Approach

We understand that every organisation is unique, and our training programs are designed to fit your specific needs. We understand that often staff have varying degrees of knowledge and we ensure that our training is tailored to meet the needs of the organisation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Safeguarding is the active steps an organisation takes to protect children and vulnerable people from harm to ensure that their wellbeing and safety.  Organisations can safeguard from harm by having appropriate policies and procedures in place which provide safety and security, training staff about risks and identifying harm, and ensuring appropriate and transparent complaints-handling processes for incidents of abuse and harm

The Reportable Conduct Scheme requires organisations that are bound by the Scheme to respond to allegations of abuse and misconduct, notify the regulator of any reportable allegations, properly investigate reportable allegations and to notify the regulator of the findings and outcomes of the investigatoin.

In Victoria, the Child Safe Standards are the 11 standards organisations working with children must comply with to ensure they provide safe services to children.  The standards outline the minimum expected outcomes organisations must aim to achieve to considered “child safe”.

The 11 standards are based on the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations. The 11 Child Safe Standards are:

  1. Organisations establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Frist Nation’s children and young people are respected and valued.
  2. Child safety and well-being is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.
  3. Children and young people are empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.
  4. Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and well-being.
  5. Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.
  6. People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and well-being values in practice.
  7. Processes for complains and concerns are child-focussed.
  8. Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.
  9. Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.
  10. Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.
  11. Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.

All states and territories in Australia have endorsed the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations, and some states have enacted the National Principles into legislation. 

At Safe Space Legal, we offer a complementary initial half hour consultation where we will discuss your safeguarding needs and how we can best support your organisation to meet those needs.  Being a law firm, our consultations are confidential and subject to legal professional privilege.  At the initial consultation we will get further information from your about your organisation, how it operates, your role in the organisation and what you are needing assistance with.  From there we will develop a Proposal for you to consider prior to undertaking any work, clearly setting out what services we will be undertaking to support your organisation.  W hether it be by reviewing policies and procedures, providing training and support, completing audits, or conducting safeguarding investigations – we will be there to support you every step of the way to ensure that your organisation is legally compliant and best practice leaders in safeguarding.

Safe Space Legal only works with organisations to ensure the organisation complies with their moral and legal safeguarding obligations to keep vulnerable people such as children, people with disability and the elderly safe from harm.  While Safe Space Legal cares greatly about individuals exposed to harm and abuse, our clients are organisations.  If you are an individual that needs help you can contact:

  • In an emergency contact emergency services on Triple “0”: 000
  • Your local police station
  • Child Protection service in your respect state
  • National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1800 880 052 or [email protected]
  • NDIS Commission: 1800 035 544 or here
  • Elder Abuse Phone Line: 1800 353 374
  • Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission: 1800 951 822 or here
  • Regulators under the Reportable Conduct Scheme:
    • Strong Families, Safe Kids Tasmania: 1800 000 123
    • Australian Capital Territory Ombudsman: (02) 5119 5520 or [email protected]
    • Western Australia Ombudsman: (08) 9220 7471 or here
    • New South Wales Office of the Children’s Guardian: here
    • Victorian Commission for Children and Young People: 1300 782 978 or here

Contact us to book a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your orgainsation's safeguarding needs

Together, we can empower your team with the knowledge and skills needed to safeguard children and vulnerable people in your care.
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