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Child safe environments

Children and young people have a right to be safe and protected at all times, including when accessing services in the community.

The Children’s Protection Act 1993 requires certain organisations to provide a child safe environment. These organisations include:

  • health
  • welfare
  • education
  • sporting
  • recreational
  • religious
  • spiritual
  • childcare
  • residential
  • cultural
  • entertainment
  • party.

These organisations must have in place a child safe policy, meet relevant history obligations and lodge a compliance statement.

Read more about the child safe environment requirements.

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Creating a child safe policy

Learn what’s required to create a child safe policy for your organisation.
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Relevant history obligations

Check what relevant history obligations your organisation needs to meet.  
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Lodging a compliance statement

See how to lodge your organisation's compliance statement to Families SA.