What do non-school providers have to do?
Providers must update their child safe strategies, policies, and practices, and tailor them to their environment and student cohort.
They must create and maintain a child safe culture, and:
- follow the VRQA guidelines
- have clear policies and procedures, supported by governance and operational arrangements, that address each Standard
- ensure agreements with third-party service providers require them to comply with the Standards.
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This checklist helps non-school providers comply:
Guidance and evidence requirements for each Standard is also available.
Non-school providers - culturally safe environments
Respecting and valuing Aboriginal experiences and identities.
Non-school providers - child safety and wellbeing
Building a strong organisational child safe culture.
Non-school providers - child and student empowerment
Giving children a voice to speak up when something isn’t right.
Non-school providers - family engagement
Keeping families, carers and communities informed and involved in promoting child safety.
Non-school providers - diversity and equity
Supporting children from different backgrounds, characteristics or beliefs.
Non-school providers - suitable staff and volunteers
People working with children are suitable and supported to understand child safety and wellbeing.
Non-school providers - complaints processes
Ensure that processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.
Non-school providers - child safety knowledge, skills and awareness
Building a child safe culture through training and information.
Non-school providers - child safety in physical and online environments
Helping children have safer and more positive experiences online and in person.
Non-school providers - implementation of child safety practices
Checking regularly that policies and procedures are up to date.
Non-school providers - documentation of child safety practices
Putting all the requirements of the Standards into action.
Reviewed 06 November 2022