Non-school providers - documentation of child safety practices

Putting all the requirements of the Standards into action.

About the Standard

This Standard requires non-school providers to apply all the Child Safe Standards and document how they do so. Non-school providers must:

  • make policies and procedures easy to understand
  • develop policies and procedures through stakeholder consultation and best practice models
  • make sure organisational leaders champion and model compliance with policies and procedures.

Non-school providers must have all the required policies and procedures to support child safety.

How to comply

A non-school provider must:

  • have policies and procedures that:
    • address all the Standards
    • are easy to understand
  • develop policies and procedures using best practice professional development, research or consultation
  • ensure staff and volunteers understand and implement child safety practices
  • nominate champions or advocates who promote the Standards and compliance.

Examples of compliance

A non-school provider complying with this Standard may show that leaders 'champion and model' procedures in a variety of ways.

Particularly if the provider's child safety culture is prominent in:

  • public-facing policies, procedures and practices
  • communications to parents, carers, students and the provider community
  • visual displays
  • governing body oversight.

A non-school provider may also have implemented child safety through:

  • policies and procedures that are part of a comprehensive working system
  • a monitoring or performance framework
  • continuous improvement practices
  • communication strategies and practices.