Child Safe Standards

The Child Safe Standards are a set of standards that all child-related organisations must meet if they are to be considered child-safe. Developed in Australia and equally applicable to any child-related organisation, anywhere in the world, the Child Safe Standards represent best practice for any child-related organisation to prevent the abuse and harm of children. ChildAware is an easy to use technology solution to guide organisations to comply with their child-safety obligations.


Leadership, governance and culture

Child safety and wellbeing is embedded in organisational leadership, governance and culture.

Children's participation and empowerment

Children and young people are informed and empowered about their rights, participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously.

Family and community involvement

Families and communities are informed and involved in promoting child safety and wellbeing.

Equity and diverse needs

Equity is upheld and diverse needs respected in policy and practice.

Human resources management

People working with children and young people are suitable and supported to reflect child safety and wellbeing values in practice.

Child-focused complaints process

Processes for complaints and concerns are child focused.

Staff education and training

Staff and volunteers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and awareness to keep children and young people safe through ongoing education and training.

Physical and online environments

Physical and online environments promote safety and wellbeing while minimising the opportunity for children and young people to be harmed.

Review and continuous improvement

Implementation of the Child Safe Standards is regularly reviewed and improved.

Child safe policy and procedures

Policies and procedures document how the organisation is safe for children and young people.

Aboriginal children and young people

Organisations establish a culturally safe environment in which the diverse and unique identities and experiences of Aboriginal children and young people are respected and valued.